Chapter 6. Erotic Anthropology: “Ritualized Homosexuality” in Melanesia and Beyond

  1. Jennifer Robertson
  1. Deborah A. Elliston

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775981.ch6

Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader

Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader

How to Cite

Elliston, D. A. (2005) Erotic Anthropology: “Ritualized Homosexuality” in Melanesia and Beyond, in Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader (ed J. Robertson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470775981.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232995

Online ISBN: 9780470775981

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Keywords:

  • erotic anthropology;
  • ritualized homosexuality;
  • melanesia;
  • same-sex sexuality;
  • erotics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Sexual Identities and Sexual Practices

  • Sexual Geography and Originary Hypotheses

  • Homosexuality and Ritualized Homosexuality

  • The Sambia: “Ritualized Homosexuality” Template

  • Erotics: Whose Erotics?

  • Violence and Fear in Boys' Initiations

  • Gender and Age Hierarchies

  • Meanings and Exchanges of Substances

  • Gender Trouble and the Performative Work of Substances

  • Substances among the Kaluli

  • Erotics and Gender Reconsidered

  • Notes

  • References