Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World / Edition 1

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World / Edition 1

by Ellen Lewin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405191015

ISBN-13: 9781405191012

Pub. Date: 05/12/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Out in Public addresses, and engages us in, the new and exciting directions in the emerging field of lesbian/gay anthropology. The authors offer a deep conversation about the meaning of sexuality, subjectivity and culture.

  • Affirms the importance of recognizing gay and lesbian social issues within the arena of public anthropology
  • Explores

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Overview

Out in Public addresses, and engages us in, the new and exciting directions in the emerging field of lesbian/gay anthropology. The authors offer a deep conversation about the meaning of sexuality, subjectivity and culture.

  • Affirms the importance of recognizing gay and lesbian social issues within the arena of public anthropology
  • Explores critical concerns of gay activism in a variety of global settings, from the U.S., the European Union, Singapore, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, and Guadalajara
  • Offers a unique focus on the politics of being gay and lesbian - in cross-cultural perspective
  • Deals with broad-ranging issues that affect human sexuality and human rights globally
  • Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of "Best Anthology"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405191012
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Series:
Readings in Engaged Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Notes on Contributors.

Editors’ Introduction.

Part I. Out in Public: Reflecting on Experience.

1. My Date with Phil Donahue: A Queer Intellectual in TV-Land (Esther Newton, University of Michigan).

2. Changes and Challenges: Ethnography, Homosexuality, and HIV Prevention Work in Guadalajara (Héctor Carrillo, San Francisco State University).

3. Going Home Ain’t Always Easy: Ethnography and the Politics of Black Responsibility (E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University).

Part II. Sexual Sameness is not a Self-Evident Terrain.

4. The Personal Isn’t Always Political (Karen Brodkin, University of California, Los Angeles).

5. Who’s Gay? What’s Gay?: Dilemmas of Identity Among Gay Fathers (Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa).

6. A Queer Situation: Poverty, Prisons, and Performances of Infidelity and Instability in the New Orleans Lesbian Anthem (Natasha Sandraya Wilson, University of Iowa).

Part III. Unpacking the Engagements between Sexuality and Broader Ideological Positions.

7. Tuskegee on the "Down Low": A Bioculturalist Brings the Past into the Present (Rachel Watkins, American University).

8. Back and Forth to the Land: Negotiating Rural and Urban Sexuality Among the Radical Faeries (Scott Morgensen, Macalaster College).

9. The Power of Stealth: (In)Visible Sites of Female-to-Male Transsexual Resistance (Elijah Adiv Edelman, American University).

10. Rumsfeld!: Consensual BDSM and "Sadomasochistic Torture" at Abu Ghraib (Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University).

11. Professional Baseball, Urban Restructuring and (Changing) Gay Geographies in Washington DC (William L. Leap, American University).

Part IV. International and Local Formations of Same-Sex and Transgender Identities.

12. Public Sex:The Geography of Female Homoeroticism and the (In)Visibility of Female Sexualities (Megan Sinnott, Georgia State University).

13. Neither in the Closet nor on the Balcony: Private Lives and Public Activism in Nicaragua (Florence Babb, University of Florida).

14. Life Lube:Discursive Spheres of Sexuality, Science, and AIDS (Harris Solomon, Brown University).

15. Man Marries Man in Nigeria? (Rudolf Gaudio, State University of New York College, Purchase)

Part V. Sexuality and Neo-liberal Citizenship.

16. LGBT Rights in the European Union, a Queer Affair? (Mark Graham, University of Stockholm).

17. Turning the Lion City Pink?: Interrogating Singapore’s Gay Civil Servant Statement (Chris Tan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

18. The Marriage between Kinship and Sexuality in New Mexico’s Domestic Partnership Debate (Lavinia Nicolae, University of New Mexico).

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