A cross-cultural study of female initiation rites

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 65 Published In Pages: 837-853
By Brown, Judith K.


"If one limits the definition of male initiation rites to only those ceremonies characterized by both a genital operation and seclusion, a very strong relationship emerges between these male rites and those female initiation ceremonies which [cause pain to initiate]" (845)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN