Taboo: Sex, Identity and Erotic Subjectivity in by Margaret Willson

By Margaret Willson

Taboo appears on the ethnographer and sexuality in anthropological fieldwork and considers the various roles that sexuality performs within the anthropological creation of information and texts. How does the sexual identification that anthropologists have of their "home" society have an effect on the type of sexuality they're allowed to precise in different cultures? How is the anthropologists' sexuality perceived via the folks with whom she or he does examine? How universal is sexual violence and intimidation within the box and why is its life almost unmentioned in anthropology? those are yet a number of the inquiries to be faced, exploring from differing views the intensity of the impression this tabooed subject has at the complete perform and creation of anthropology.A long-overdue textual content for all scholars and teachers of anthropology, many post-fieldwork readers will discover a resonance of matters they've got formerly confronted (or attempted to prevent) and those that are nonetheless to adopt fieldwork will locate articles that check with other forms of private adventure in addition to delivering useful arrangements for coping within the box.

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