This groundbreaking book examines the diverse manifestations of homosexuality in various historical periods and non-Western cultures. The distinguished authors examine Kimam male ritualized homosexual behavior, Mexican homosexual interaction in public contexts, male homosexuality and spirit possession in Brazil, and much more.
Table of Contents
- Breaking the Mirror: The Construction of Lesbianism and the Anthropological Discourse on Homosexuality
- Age, Structure, and Sexuality: Reflections on the Anthropological Evidence on Homosexual Relations
- The Hijras of India: Cultural and Individual Dimensions of an Institutionalized Third Gender Role
- Growing Yams and Men: An Interpretation of Kimam Male Ritualized Homosexual Behavior
- Sisters and Brothers, Lovers and Enemies: Marriage Resistance in Southern Kwangtung
- The Lesbian Community: An Anthropological Approach
- “Mummies and Babies” and Friends and Lovers in Lesotho
- Mexican Male Homosexual Interaction in Public Contexts
- Male Homosexuality and Spirit Possession in Brazil
- Masculinity, Femininity, and Homosexuality: On the Anthropological Interpretation of Sexual Meanings in Brazil
- Men and Not-Men: Male Gender-Mixing Statuses and Homosexuality
- Why Was the Berdache Ridiculed?
- Persistence and Change in the Berdache Tradition Among Contemporary Lakota Indians