Publisher description for Sexualities in Anthropology : A Reader / edited by Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons.
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This thought-provoking new collection, Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader offers insights into the diversity of human social beliefs and practices relating to sexuality_in different times and_in different cultures around the world.
Substantial editorial introductions set each Part in context of the field, providing readers helpful background and explanatory notes.
Presents a comprehensive collection of key historical and current readings in the social anthropology of sexuality
Includes literature on both heterosexualities and same-sex sexualities
Explores the key works and major debates of prominent scholars in the field, such as Mead, Malinowski, Newton, Herdt, and others
Introduces readers to major theoretical developments (“essentialist” and “constructionist” positions)
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sex customs -- Cross-cultural studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural -- bisacsh.