Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia
Edited by Gilbert H. Herdt
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Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia by Gilbert H. Herdt
Book DescriptionThis book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520080966
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gilbert H. Herdt
Gilbert H. Herdt is Professor of Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.
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