A Cross-Cultural Summary: Male Initiation Rites

HRAF Press New Haven, Connecticut Published In Pages: ??
By Textor, Robert B.


In societies where the kin group is patrilineal or double-descent over matrilineal, male genital operations will be a part of initiation rites (379, 190).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher's Exact TestSupportedp = .027Phi = .500Two-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Kin Group AssociationKin Groups
Male Genital Operations AssociationBody Alterations