The establishment of identity in a social nexus: the special case of initiation ceremonies and their relation to value and legal systems

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 66 Published In Pages: 529-552
By Cohen, Yehudi A.


The author presents an approach to understanding initiation ceremonies that differs from the approach of Whiting (1962). Cohen looks at the association between legal and kinship systems and childrens' experiences growing up. Several significant association are found between these variables.


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