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From the Publisher"Lewin and Leap have done it again. Out in Public is aninnovative collection of essays focusing on anthropology’splace in public debates over lesbian/gay lives. This bookdemonstrates the crucial contributions that lesbian/gayanthropology can offer contemporary debates over sexuality andjustice."
–Tom Boellstorff, University of California, Irvine
"For the contributors to this fine volume, practicinganthropology in public is not about "problem-solving." Rather, to be out in practice is to use anthropology to protest thedominant gender order."
–Richard Handler, University of Virginia
"Lewin and Leap have collected many intriguing insights aboutthe neoliberal global order, real-world problems, and non-normativesexualities and genders. Those looking for sharp analyses ofcontemporary sexual politics will find Out inPublic to be indispensable. It is atimely and fascinating read that demonstrates, once again, thecentrality of lesbian/gay studies in anthropology to the field atlarge and to the wider academy."
–Jeff Maskovsky, Queen’s College, CityUniversity of New York
"Insightful, rich portraits of Gay/Lesbian communities as theycome Out in Public in Nicaragua, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, Europe,Singapore and the U.S. Anthropologists engage in contemporarydebates such as gay marriage, gay fatherhood, LGBT rights, andHIV/AIDS prevention. Critical, sensitive, and compellingreading."
–Louise Lamphere, University of New Mexico