This is a study of the traditional aspects of boyhood in the afikpo village group in southeastern nigeria with a focus on the village of mgbom the authors original intention was to analyze the boys initiation ceremonies at adolescence but he soon found that he could not take this out of the context of their earlier childhood experiences. Boyhood rituals in an african society makes a significant contribution to both psychological anthropology and african studies but it will also be of interest to other scholars concerned with the cross cultural study of socialization and childhood. Boyhood rituals in an african society an interpretation preparing the books to read every day is enjoyable for many people however there are still many people who also dont like reading. Get this from a library boyhood rituals in an african society an interpretation simon ottenberg. City society the csas bulletin cultural anthropology culture agriculture food and environment proceedings of the african futures conference solgan teaching anthropology sacc notes americananthroorg american ethnologist volume 18 issue 2 boyhood rituals in an african society an interpretation
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