By Jennifer Robertson

This e-book demonstrates the centrality of intercourse, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices.Moves past different “lesbian and homosexual stories” readers through providing a broader view of the importance of learning same-sex cultures and sexualities throughout cultures. bargains readings from all 4 subfields of anthropology: cultural, organic, linguistic, and archaeological (along with historic and utilized anthropology). contains dialogue of biotechnology and bioethics, healthiness and ailment, language, ethnicity, identification, politics, post-colonialism, kinship, improvement, and policymaking.

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P. 190. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1988. Juhasz A. The contained threat: women in mainstream AIDS documentary. J. Sex Res. 27, 25, 1990. Williamson J. Every virus tells a story: the meanings of HIV and AIDS. In Taking Liberties: AIDS and Cultural Politics (Edited by Carter E. ), p. 69. Serpents Tail, London, 1989. 2 Biological Determinism and Homosexuality Bonnie Spanier ‘‘Why Are Men and Women Different? It isn’t just upbringing. ’’ (Gorman) ‘‘Is Homosexuality Born or Bred? ’’ (Gelman) The recent upsurge in scientific claims about biological bases for male-female differences (including assumed characteristics such as ‘‘female intuition’’) and for differences in sexual orientation (cast as either homosexual or heterosexual) comes from some unexpected quarters.

Unpublished paper presented at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, 1990. Patton C. Sex and Germs. South End Press, Boston, 1985. Altman D. AIDS in the Mind of America: The Social, Political, and Psychological Impact of a New Epidemic. Anchor Press/Doubleday, New York, 1986. Crimp D. ) AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism. MIT Press, Cambridge, 1989. Watney S. Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS, and the Media. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1987. Grover J.

The emphasis placed on gay men and their sexual behavior in the early stages of the epidemic constitutes a sharp departure from previous inattention to subordinate sexual groups. This attention, however, highlights their ‘‘otherness’’ in a manner reminiscent of 19th-century pathology models of homosexuality,118 emphasizing the naturalness of identity and reinforcing the sharp dichotomy between heterosexuality and homosexuality. This otherness is expanding to involve additional stigmatized groups at risk for AIDS, such as IV drug users, their partners, and inner city minority women, drawing on historically and culturally resonant stereotypes119.

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