Blood-Brotherhood: And Other Rites of Male Alliance

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Dissonant Hum, 2012 - 244 pages
"Fresh and truthful reflections on modern masculinity..." - Vice Magazine Blood-brotherhoods and similar rites have been employed by men to mark friendships and alliances for thousands of years. Evidence of the practice can be found in the lore, literature and recorded history of most cultures-from Norse and Celtic mythologies to the tribes of Africa, Australia and the South Pacific, to the fiction of Jack London and Mark Twain. This survey of blood-brotherhood rites is a toolbox for the imagination, containing a wealth of research about blood-brotherhood myths and practices from a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including excerpted texts and original translations by Nathan F. Miller. The second revised edition of Blood-Brotherhood from [DISSONANT HUM] was written for a general male audience. Blood-Brotherhood and Other Rites of Male Alliance remains the most comprehensive cross-cultural survey of blood-brotherhood myths and traditions currently available.

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About the author (2012)

Author of The Way of Men and Androphilia.

Born in 1968 in Berea, Ohio, Nathan F. Miller grew up in the Kinzua Highlands region of northwestern Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, studying computer science, and Japanese language and culture. He has been a school custodian, computer programmer, dishwasher, freelance translator, and presently works in the home improvement industry. He lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This is his first book.

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