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Our next book club meeting is on Monday 11 October at 6pm.  Our theme for this month is the book that you would recommend to almost anyone.  Check out Facebook or email us to find out more.

Male Cults and Secret Initiations in Melanesia
Male Cults and Secret Initiations in Melanesia
Allen, M. R

First published 1967. Melbourne University Press. Previous owner's name on inside page.

In this book the author puts forward a thesis, based partly on anthropological and partly on psycho-analytic theory, for the variety of practices found in the initiation rites of Melanesia. Few subjects in anthropological literature have been so much discussed as male initiation ceremonies, yet none of the existing hypotheses provides a satisfactory explanation of why such ritual should be practiced in one society and not in another.

Second hand Hardback

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