Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252065187
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 983,230
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Not Given to Personal Disclosure 31
2 Rites of Passing 49
3 Cast among Outcastes: Interpreting Sexual Orientation, Racial, and Gender Identity in the Yemen Arab Republic 58
4 Being Gay and Doing Fieldwork 70
5 Traveling Woman: Conducting a Fieldwork Project on Gender Variance ad Homosexuality among North American Indians 86
6 Confessions of a Reformed Grant Hustler 111
7 Studying Gay English: How I Got Here from There 128
8 Coming Home: The Journey of a Gay Ethnographer in the Years of the Plague 147
9 Constructing an Ethnohistory of the Buffalo Lesbian Community: Reflexivity, Dialogue, and Politics 171
10 Writing Queer Cultures: An Impossible Possibility? 200
11 My Best Informant's Dress: The Erotic Equation in Fieldwork 212
12 Male Homosexuality in Guatemala: Possible Insights and Certain Confusions from Sleeping with the Natives 236
13 Out of the Closet and into Print: Sexual Identity in the Textual Field 261
14 Requiem for a Street Fighter 274
Afterword 287
Contributors 309
Index 313
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