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  1. Female physiology and female puberty ritesKitahara, Michio - Ethos, 1984 - 6 Hypotheses

    The purpose of this paper is to examine female puberty rites and to suggest that such rites may be explained in terms of female physiology, as symbolized, for example, by menstruation.

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  2. Female puberty rites: reconsideration and speculationKitahara, Michio - Adolescence, 1983 - 4 Hypotheses

    Brown's (1963) three hypotheses on female puberty rites were tested. After presenting an adjustment for data quality control, the author demonstrates that Brown's (1963) relationships became insignificant. Female physiology as symbolized by menstruation is suggested as a better predictor for female puberty rites.

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  3. Male Puberty Rites: a path analytic modelKitahara, Michio - Adolescence, 1982 - 4 Hypotheses

    A path analytic model is presented to explain male puberty rites. The evidence presented supports the idea that as a whole, male puberty rites may be seen as the means of maintaining the bisexual nature of human society.

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  4. Significance of the father for the son's masculine identityKitahara, Michio - Cross-Cultural Research, 1975 - 9 Hypotheses

    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.

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  5. Living quarter arrangements in polygyny and circumcision and segregation of males at pubertyKitahara, Michio - Ethnology, 1974 - 6 Hypotheses

    This article examines the relationship between polygynous living quarter arrangements and the presence or absence of circumcision and segregation of males at puberty. The amount of contact between the father and son is also examined as a factor.

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  6. A function of marriage ceremonyKitahara, Michio - Anthropologica, N.S., 1974 - 4 Hypotheses

    The purpose of this paper is to examine marriage ceremony by generalizing an assumption underlying certain studies of puberty rites. It is hypothesized that when marriage ceremonies are viewed as a rite of passage they will be demonstrative of the changes the self experiences after marriage.

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  7. Women's workload and rejections of childrenKitahara, Michio - The Journal of Social Psychology, 1985 - 1 Hypotheses

    This article presents a test of one hypothesis relating women's rejection of children to the labor activities expected of women. The hypothesis is not supported by the data.

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  8. Polygyny: insufficient father-son contact and son's masculine identityKitahara, Michio - Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1976 - 8 Hypotheses

    The purpose of this article is to examine circumcision and segregation of males at puberty. It is suggested that when the son has insufficient contact with his father due to the separation caused by polygynous relationships, the son may develop a feminine personality. The significance of this is compared with the significance of a close mother-son relationship.

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  9. Menstrual taboos and the importance of huntingKitahara, Michio - American Anthropologist, 1982 - 1 Hypotheses

    This study suggests that animals' avoidance of human menstrual odor could be a factor affecting menstrual taboos in societies that depend on hunting. Results indicate a significant, positive relationship between dependence on hunting and menstrual taboos.

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  10. Men's hetersexual fear due to reciprocal inhibitionKitahara, Michio - Ethos, 1981 - 1 Hypotheses

    This article presents a reanalysis of a study by Ember (1978) examining the predictors of men's heterosexual fear. The author finds that Ember's model is not upheld and presents a new model of men's heterosexual fear using path analysis. Results suggest that mother-child sleeping arrangements and food shortage are directly related to men's heterosexual fear.

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