Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia

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Gilbert H. Herdt
University of California Press, 1993 - Social Science - 409 pages
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This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
vii
Editors Preface
xlv
Gilbert H Herdt
1
Michael R Allen
83
J Van Baal
128
Gilbert H Herdt
167
Kenneth E Read
211
Eric Schwimmer
248
Laurent Serpenti
292
Arve Sorum
318
Shirley Lindenbaum
337
Bibliography
362
Contributors
391
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Gilbert H. Herdt is Professor of Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.

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