The Anthropology of Sex
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Anthropology of Sex by Hastings Donnan
Book DescriptionSex scholarship has a long history in anthropology, from the studies of voyeuristic Victorian gentlemen ethnographers, to more recent analyses of gay sex, transsexualism, and the newly visible forms of contemporary sexuality in the West. The Anthropology of Sex draws on the comparative field research of anthropologists to examine the relationship between sex as identity, practice and experience. Sexual cultures vary enormously and, while often the topic of tabloid titillation, they are more rarely subjected to strict cultural analysis. The Anthropology of Sex is the first work to critically synthesise over a century of comparative expertise, knowledge and understanding of diverse sexual forms. * Explores sexuality from diversity to perversity and asks how diverse sexual practices are linked. * Probes the cultural and comparative context of contemporary sexual practice and belief. * Examines the shaping of sex by global and globalizing forces. The Anthropology of Sex will be key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in anthropology and related disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201128
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hastings Donnan
Companion to Border Studies, Paperback (December 2015)
A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology.
Anthropology of Sex, Paperback (August 2010)
Accessible and highly engaging, The Anthropology of Sex is the first work to analyse over a century of comparative expertise, knowledge and understanding of diverse sexual forms.
Borders, Paperback (October 1999)
Offers a comparative perspective on culture at state boundaries. This book examines the role of the state, ethnicity, transnationalism, border symbols, rituals, and identity in an effort to understand how nationalism informs attitudes and behaviour. It is useful to those in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and geography.
Border Identities, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Hastings Donnan
This book offers fresh insights into the complex and various ways in which international frontiers influence cultural identities.
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Author Biography - Hastings Donnan
Hastings Donnan is Professor of Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. Fiona Magowan is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the Queen's University Belfast.
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