Significance of the father for the son's masculine identity

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 10 Published In Pages: 1-17
By Kitahara, Michio


The significance of the son's insufficient contact with his father during infancy in regard to circumcision and segregation is examined. This article suggests that it is not the long postpartum sexual taboo but the separation of each co-wife that is instrumental in bringing about circumcision and segregation. Expands on Kitahara 1974.


Looked at living quarters for polygynous co-wives in both independent and extended family households, different from Kitahara 1974.


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