Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader

Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader

Editor(s): Jennifer Robertson

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631232995

Online ISBN: 9780470775981

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775981

About this Book

This book demonstrates the centrality of sex, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices.


  • Moves beyond other "lesbian and gay studies" readers by presenting a broader view of the significance of studying same-sex cultures and sexualities across cultures.
  • Offers readings from all four subfields of anthropology: cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological (along with historical and applied anthropology).
  • Includes discussion of biotechnology and bioethics, health and illness, language, ethnicity, identity, politics, post-colonialism, kinship, development, and policymaking.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Anthropology's Sexual Fields

  2. Part II: Problems and Propositions

  3. Part III: Ethics, Erotics, and Exercises

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