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A look at sexuality in anthropological fieldwork. The author looks at how the anthropologists sexual identity in their 'home' society affects the kind of sexuality they are allowed to express in other cultures.
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Overview

A look at sexuality in anthropological fieldwork. The author looks at how the anthropologists sexual identity in their 'home' society affects the kind of sexuality they are allowed to express in other cultures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203420379
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 10/5/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 562 KB

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction: The sexual life of anthropologists: erotic subjectivity and ethnographic work 1
1 Lovers in the field: sex, dominance, and the female anthropologist 29
2 Falling in love with an-Other lesbian: reflections on identity in fieldwork 51
3 The penetrating intellect: on being white, straight, and male in Korea 76
4 Walking the fire line: the erotic dimension of the fieldwork experience 107
5 Tricks, friends, and lovers: erotic encounters in the field 140
6 My 'chastity belt': avoiding seduction in Tonga 168
7 Fear and loving in the West Indies: research from the heart (as well as the head) 186
8 Rape in the field: reflections from a survivor 219
Afterword: Perspective and difference: sexualization, the field, and the ethnographer 251
Index 276
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