Constructing Sexualities

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A primary or ancillary textbook for anthropology and sociology courses related to gender and sexuality. It is basic enough for introductory undergraduate courses, yet it could also be used at more advanced levels, including graduate level courses.

Constructing Sexualities: Readings in Sexuality, Gender, and Culture is a collection of articles—classic and current—that address the relationships between sexuality, gender, and culture. Designed to introduce students to a broad range of relevant ideas and theories and to encourage critical thinking on a variety of sexuality and gender topics, this reader provides students with materials that will aid them in formulating their own thoughts on sexualities, gender, and culture.

Each article in this reader has been carefully chosen (and student-tested) in terms of readability and interest. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, including works by anthropologists, psychologists, activists, biologists, physicians, historians and sociologists. The readings include classics works by Ruth Benedict and Bronislaw Malinowski, as well recent works by scholars such as Jared Diamond, Anne Fausto-Sterling, and Evelyn Blackwood.

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Book Description Pearson, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. SECTION ONE: RESEARCHING SEXUALITIES AND GENDER. 1.Investigating Sex: Essentialism and Constructionismby Jennifer Harding (1998). 2.Sexing the Body: How Biologist Construct Human Sexualityby Anne Fausto-Sterling (1999). 3.The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Rolesby Emily Martin (1991). 4.Sex in Primitive Societyby Ruth Benedict (1937). SECTION TWO: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF GENDER AND REPRODUCTION. 5.Animals with the Weirdest Sex Lifeby Jared Diamond (1997). 6.Bonobo Sex and Societyby Frans de Waal (1995). 7.Human Apesby Alison Jolly (1999). SECTION THREE: SEXUAL POTENTIALITIES: LESSONS FROM EARLY ETHNOGRAPHIES. 8.Prenuptial Intercourse between the Sexesby Bronislaw Malinowski (1929). 9.Dani Sexuality: A Low Energy Systemby Karl Heider (1976) * with new introduction. 10.Sexual Inversion Among the Azandeby E.E. Evans-Pritchard (1970). 11.Sex and Repression in an Irish Folk Communityby John Messenger (1971). SECTION FOUR: RITES OF PASSAGE AND GENITAL MUTILATION. 12.The Geography of Genital Mutilationby James DeMeo (1989). 13.Unmasking Tradition: A Sudanese anthropologist confronts female "circumcision" and its terrible tenacityby Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf (1998). SECTION FIVE: MARRIAGE AND LOVE. 14.Mehinaku Men and Women: A Sociology of Marriage, Sex, and Affectionby Thomas Gregor (1985). 15.Arranging a Marriage in Indiaby Serena Nanda (1992). 16.Against Loveby Laura Kipnis (2001). SECTION SIX: CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING BODIES. 17.The Five Sexes: Why male and female are not enoughby Anne Fausto-Sterling (1993). 18.Hermaphrodites with Attitudeby Cheryl Chase (1998). SECTION SEVEN: BEYOND THE BINARY. 19.Hijras and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in Indiaby Serena Nanda (2000). 20.Lesbians, Men-Women and Two-Spirits: Homosexuality and Gender in Native American Culturesby Sabine Lang (1999). SECTION EIGHT: TRANS-ISMS /GENDER/SEXUAL/CULTURAL. 21.Who Put the "Trans" in Transgender? Gender Theory and Everyday Lifeby Suzanne Kessler and Wendy McKenna (2000). 22.The Gender of Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutesby Don Kulick (1999). SECTION NINE: SAME-SEX SEXUALITIES: CULTURE, DESIRE AND FREEDOM. 23.Sambia Sexual Cultureby Gilbert Herdt (1999). 24.Culture and Women's Sexualitiesby Evelyn Blackwood (2000). 25.Redirecting Sexual Orientation: Techniques and Justificationsby Timothy F. Murphy (1992). SECTION TEN: INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTERS: SEXUALITIES IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE. 26.For Love and Money: Romance Tourism in Jamaicaby Deborah Pruitt and Suzanne LaFont (1995). 27.Forced to Choose: Beyond the Voluntary v. Forced Prostitution Dichotomyby Jo Doezema (1998). SECTION ELEVEN: THE RIGHT TO SAY NO, THE RIGHT TO SAY YES: Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013009661X

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