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Rituals (see below)




At Mambegwana's,

We play, but what do we eat?

We eat sweet patatoes.

Cook for me, sister!

Chorus: Ahee, holele![1]



Diederik F. Janssen , MD

Corpus “Growing Up Sexually”

Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, Berlin, Germany




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Introduction to the Corpus


About Author

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Volume 1

World Reference Atlas   (updated monthly)*





What’s New

Geographic Index

Ethnographic Index

Against Atlases

Old Edition



Volume 2

The Sexual Curriculum. (2002)**



Paragraph Overview

Biblio (2002)




Volume 3

Growing Up Sexually: Bibliographies (2004-5)***


Compiler’s Notes


Search all bibliographies (txt)

What’s New




Volume 4

(contact author)

Growing Up Sexually: Topica Book****


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This work, composed of “Growing Up Sexually” Listserv digests, contains roughly two years of day-to-day abstracts, conference entries, tables of contents, calls for papers, links to fulltext materials, and associated notifications. Contact author for the file.


2nd edition October 2005. PDF file only.

More recent posts: GUS Listserv





Some related writings of a theoretical nature.


Initiation rituals/ rites des passage (2006).


Encyclopaideia (boys)


Puellarium (girls)



GUS Listserv


Boyhood Studies




More on-site

IES The International Encyclopaedia of Sexuality Vols. I-IV







Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Aug 2006



[1]  Song No. 44, from John Blacking (Suzel Ana Reily & Lev Weinstock, Eds.) Venda Girls' Initiation Schools. Produced by the Department of Social Anthropology, The Queen's University of Belfast, March 1998, ERA project [http://sapir.ukc.ac.uk/QUB/Introduction/I_Frame.html]