essay

Menstruation among the Rungus: an unmarked category

Blood magic : the anthropology of menstruation, edited, with an introduction by Thomas Buckley and Alma GottliebBerkeley • Published In 1988 • Pages: 94-112, 265-266, 314-281

By: Appell, Laura W. R..

Abstract
According to Laura Appell, menstruation is an unmarked category in Rungus culture. Little attention is paid to it. Girls are totally uninformed and unprepared for it. There are no taboos surrounding it. It is not considered polluting. Menstruating women are not secluded. Appell attributes this lack of attention to gender symmetry in the Rungus culture. The document includes a 34-page bibliography on the ethnology of menstruation.
Subjects
Information sources listed in other works
Gender status
Mode of marriage
Arranging a marriage
Family relationships
Menstruation
Transmission of cultural norms
Transmission of skills
culture
Rungus Dusun
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
Coverage Date
1959-1963
Coverage Place
Kudat District, Sabah, Malaysia
Notes
Laura W. R. Appell
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-314)
LCCN
87012529
LCSH
Dusun (Bornean people)