Sexuality in Folklore in a Nigerian Society
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2008
Copyright 1981, American Anthropological Association.
Central Issues in Anthropology
Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 29–50, May 1981
How to Cite
Messenger, J. C. and Messenger, B. T. (1981), Sexuality in Folklore in a Nigerian Society. Central Issues in Anthropology, 3: 29–50. doi: 10.1525/cia.1918.104.22.168
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2008
This article probes the place of sexuality in Anang culture as mirrored through folktales, drama, and observation of real behavior. The authors show that the “fit” between real culture and folklore is almost perfect in the area of sexuality. Important also is the ability of the authors to show the usefulness of folklore analysis to ethnographic research and to share important data from a segment of human social life that is not often made available.