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Taboo : Sex, Identity and Erotic Subjectivity in Anthropological Fieldwork - Don Kulick

Taboo

Sex, Identity and Erotic Subjectivity in Anthropological Fieldwork

By: Don Kulick (Editor), Margaret Willson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th October 1995
ISBN: 9780415088183
Number Of Pages: 300

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Taboo looks at the ethnographer and sexuality in anthropological fieldwork and considers the many roles that sexuality plays in the anthropological production of knowledge and texts. How does the sexual identity that anthropologists have in their home society affect the kind of sexuality they are allowed to express in other cultures? How is the anthropologists' sexuality perceived by the people with whom he or she does research? How common is sexual violence and intimidation in the field and why is its existence virtually unmentioned in anthropology? These are but a few of the questions to be confronted, exploring from differing perspectives the depth of the influence this tabooed topic has on the entire practice and production of anthropology.
A long-overdue text for all students and lecturers of anthropology, many post-fieldwork readers will find a resonance of issues they have previously faced (or tried to avoid) and those who are still to undertake fieldwork will find articles that refer to other kinds of personal and professional experience as well as providing invaluable preparations for coping in the field.

Notes on contributors
Preface
Introduction: The sexual life of anthropologists: erotic subjectivity and ethnographic workp. 1
Lovers in the field: sex, dominance, and the female anthropologistp. 29
Falling in love with an-Other lesbian: reflections on identity in fieldworkp. 51
The penetrating intellect: on being white, straight, and male in Koreap. 76
Walking the fire line: the erotic dimension of the fieldwork experiencep. 107
Tricks, friends, and lovers: erotic encounters in the fieldp. 140
My 'chastity belt': avoiding seduction in Tongap. 168
Fear and loving in the West Indies: research from the heart (as well as the head)p. 186
Rape in the field: reflections from a survivorp. 219
Afterword: Perspective and difference: sexualization, the field, and the ethnographerp. 251
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415088183
ISBN-10: 0415088186
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 5th October 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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