Sexualities in Anthropology : a Reader / edited by Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons.

"This thought-provoking new collection, Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader offers insights into the diversity of human social beliefs and practices relating to sexuality in different times and in different cultures around the world. Substantial editorial introductions set each Part in contex...

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Other Authors: Lyons, Andrew P. (Editor), Lyons, Harriet (Editor), Weston, Kath, 1958-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series:Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology ; 15.
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245 0 0 |a Sexualities in Anthropology :  |b a Reader /  |c edited by Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons. 
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490 1 |a Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology ;  |v 15 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Problems in writing about sex in anthropology -- The bubble, the burn, and the simmer : locating sexuality in social science / Kath Weston -- Which bodies matter? : feminism, poststructuralism, race and the curious theoretical odyssey of the "Hottentot Venus" / Zine Magubane -- Origins of the family / Friedrich Engels -- The reconstruction of "primitive sexuality" at the fin de siècle / Andrew Lyons and Harriet Lyons -- The sexual instinct in savages / Havelock Ellis -- The mystic rose : selections / Ernest Crawley -- Pederasty / Richard Burton -- Homosexual love / Edward Westermarck -- Hermaphrodism among gods and mortals / Edward Carpenter -- The Zuñi Ła'mana / Elsie Clews Parsons -- Prenuptial intercourse between the sexes / Bronislaw Malinowski -- Formal sex relations / Margaret Mead -- Premarital pregnancy and native opinion : a note on social change / Isaac Schapera -- Sex and repression in an Irish folk community / John C. Messenger -- Ignorance of physical paternity / Bronislaw Malinowski -- Tradition, experience, and belief / Ashley Montagu -- Virgin birth / Edmund Leach -- Sex and hoax in Samoa : was Margaret Mead misled or did she mislead on Samoa? / Derek Freeman -- Sexual morality in Samoa and its historical transformations / Penelope Schoeffel -- Virginity and the history of sex in Samoa / Paul Shankman -- Genital cutting : the past and present of a polythetic category / Harriet Lyons -- Role models / Esther Newton -- Notes and queries on sexual excitement in Sambia culture / Gilbert Herdt -- Causing a commotion : public scandal as resistance among Brazilian transgendered prostitutes / Don Kulick -- Between religion and desire : being Muslim and gay in Indonesia / Tom Boellstorff -- The semiotics of transgendered sexual identity in the Thai print media : imagery and discourse of the sexual other / Megan Sinnott -- The categories themselves / David Valentine -- A good spouse is hard to find : marriage, spouse exchange, and infatuation among the Copper Inuit / Pamela R. Stern and Richard G, Condon -- Love and the risk of HIV : courtship, marriage, & infidelity in southeastern Nigeria / Daniel Jordan Smith -- Beyond pain, towards pleasure in the study of sexuality in Africa / Rachel Spronk. 
520 |a "This thought-provoking new collection, Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader offers insights into the diversity of human social beliefs and practices relating to sexuality in different times and in different cultures around the world. Substantial editorial introductions set each Part in context of the field, providing readers helpful background and explanatory notes. Presents a comprehensive collection of key historical and current readings in the social anthropology of sexuality Includes literature on both heterosexualities and same-sex sexualities Explores the key works and major debates of prominent scholars in the field, such as Mead, Malinowski, Newton, Herdt, and others Introduces readers to major theoretical developments ("essentialist" and "constructionist" positions)"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
520 |a "Shedding important new light on a subject as old as humanity itself, Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader presents a comprehensive collection of historical and current readings in the social anthropology of sexuality. Succinct and revealing excerpts from key figures in the history of anthropology about sexualities, morality, and the family are featured. The most recent literature on both heterosexualities and same-sex sexualities is also included, as well as material on past and present controversies, including Derek Freeman's famous attack on Margaret Mead's writings on sexual freedom in Samoa; the notion of "primitive" promiscuity in the 19th and early 20th centuries; concerns for the practice of clitoridectomy and other forms of "genital cutting;" the discussion of homosexualities in different cultures; and the meaning of love. Thought-provoking and always fascinating, Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader offers keen insights into the diversity of human social beliefs, practices, and interactions relating to human sexual behavior around the world"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
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