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Aspects of the Naven Ritual

Conversations with an Iatmul Woman of Papua New Guinea

Florence Weiss and Milan Stanek

Rituals are analyzed in anthropology as non-personal cultural structures, embedded in the overall behavioral patterns and semantic networks that are typical for a particular cultural group. This article focuses on the Iatmul people of Papua New Guinea and their ritual, naven, which features transvestite behavior and ritualized social roles. The authors discuss the ethno-psychoanalytic approach, which focuses on the psychodynamics of the relationship between two persons, the foreign researcher and his or her local counterpart, that develops in the course of a series of conversations. The narrative shifts to a case study involving Weiss and an Iatmul woman, Magendaua, which took place over three months. Their conversations particularly illuminate the meanings of the naven ritual. The use Magendaua made of the naven can be characterized as a transformation of the tensions in the relationship with her Swiss ethnographic-interlocutor and interpreted as a general feature of the rituals of this type.

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Introduction

Doing Ritual While Thinking about It?

Emma Gobin

Severi . 1998 . Naven or the Other Self: A Relational Approach to Ritual Action . Leiden : Brill . 10.1163/9789004379015 Howe , Leo . 2000 . “ Risk, Ritual and Performance .” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 6 ( 1 ): 63 – 79 . 10

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Jens Kreinath and Refika Sariönder

. , George Mason University . Kreinath , Jens . 2012 . “ Naven, Moebius Strip, and Random Fractal Dynamics: Reframing Batesons Play Frame and the Use of Mathematical Models for the Study of Ritual .” Journal of Ritual Studies 26 ( 2 ): 39 - 64

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Mimesis and Conspiracy

Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt

Michael Vine and Matthew Carey

. 2016 . ‘ Chemtrails, Crisis, and Loss in an Interconnected World ’. Visual Anthropology Review 32 ( 1 ): 12 – 23 . 10.1111/var.12089 Bateson , G. 2011 . Naven . Charlestown, SC : Nabu Press . Boellstorff , T. 2008 . Coming of Age in

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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

Organizational Stigma ’, Journal of Management Inquiry 23 , no. 3 : 242 – 253 . 10.1177/1056492613517510 Kasımoğlu , A. [ Dirihî , E. ] ( 2013 ) Ferhanga navên nebatan a Kurdî ( Mardin : Mardin Artuklu Universitesi ). Katz , J. ( 2001 ), ‘ From

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Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

Chiung-Fen Yen . 2005 . “ Assessing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior Toward Charismatic Megafauna: The Case of Dolphins .” Journal of Environmental Education 36 ( 2 ): 41 – 55 . 10.3200/JOEE.36.2.41-55 Bateson , Gregory . 1936 . Naven: A