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The Resource Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa

Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa

Label
Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures
Title
Female desires
Title remainder
same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia Wieringa have compiled thirteen essays from a group of historians, sociologists, and anthropologists who discuss same-sex desire among women outside the West, exploring female eroticism in such societies and cultures as India, Polynesia, Latin America, Native North America, and southern Africa. Female Desires offers compelling evidence against the commonly accepted notion that non-Western women are generally passive victims of male domination and compulsory heterosexuality. It also dispells the idea that same-sex female desire is rooted in Western neo-imperialist culture: contributors show non-Western women to be active agents of their own sexual identities. Essays include Giti Thadani on lesbian desire in ancient and modern India, Saskia Wieringa on butch-femme social types in Indonesia and Peru, and Norma Mogrovejo on the lesbian movement in Mexico. In a larger sense, the essays attempt to look past the ethnocentric categories in which sexuality, identity, and culture are often considered."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blackwood, Evelyn
  • Wieringa, Saskia
Series statement
Between men-between women : Lesbian and gay studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbianism
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbianism
  • Homosexuality
Label
Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1.
  • Introduction/
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Sapphic Shadows: Challenging the Silence in the Study of Sexuality/
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • p. 39
  • Part I.
  • Indigenous Histories, Colonial Legacies
  • 3.
  • Politics of Identities and Languages: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India/
  • Giti Thadani
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Lesbians, Men-Women, and Two-Spirits: Homosexuality and Gender in Native American Cultures/
  • Sabine Lang
  • p. 91
  • Part II.
  • Erotic Intimacies and Cultural Identities
  • 5.
  • "What's Identity Got to Do with It?" Rethinking Identity in Light of the Mati Work in Suriname/
  • Gloria Wekker
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • Let Them Take Ecstasy: Class and Jakarta Lesbians/
  • Alison J. Murray
  • p. 139
  • 7.
  • Women in Lesotho and the (Western) Construction of Homophobia/
  • Kendall.
  • p. 157
  • Part III.
  • Doing Masculinity: Butches, Female Bodies, and Transgendered Identities
  • 8.
  • Tombois in West Sumatra: Constructing Masculinity and Erotic Desire/
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • p. 181
  • 9.
  • Desiring Bodies or Defiant Cultures: Butch-Femme Lesbians in Jakarta and Lima/
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • p. 206
  • 10.
  • Negotiating Transnational Sexual Economies: Female Mahu and Same-Sex Sexuality in "Tahiti and Her Islands"/
  • Deborah A. Elliston
  • p. 230
  • Part IV.
  • Nationalism, Feminism, and Lesbian/Gay Rights Movements
  • 11.
  • How Homosexuality Became "Un-African": The Case of Zimbabwe/
  • Margrete Aarmo
  • p. 255
  • 12.
  • Women's Sexuality and the Discourse on Asian Values: Cross-Dressing in Malaysia/
  • Tan beng hui
  • p. 281
  • 13.
  • Sexual Preference, the Ugly Duckling of Feminist Demands: The Lesbian Movement in Mexico/
  • Norma Mogrovejo
  • p. 308
  • Index.
  • p. 337
Control code
11942772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780231112611
Lccn
98037847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
Label
Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1.
  • Introduction/
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Sapphic Shadows: Challenging the Silence in the Study of Sexuality/
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • p. 39
  • Part I.
  • Indigenous Histories, Colonial Legacies
  • 3.
  • Politics of Identities and Languages: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India/
  • Giti Thadani
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Lesbians, Men-Women, and Two-Spirits: Homosexuality and Gender in Native American Cultures/
  • Sabine Lang
  • p. 91
  • Part II.
  • Erotic Intimacies and Cultural Identities
  • 5.
  • "What's Identity Got to Do with It?" Rethinking Identity in Light of the Mati Work in Suriname/
  • Gloria Wekker
  • p. 119
  • 6.
  • Let Them Take Ecstasy: Class and Jakarta Lesbians/
  • Alison J. Murray
  • p. 139
  • 7.
  • Women in Lesotho and the (Western) Construction of Homophobia/
  • Kendall.
  • p. 157
  • Part III.
  • Doing Masculinity: Butches, Female Bodies, and Transgendered Identities
  • 8.
  • Tombois in West Sumatra: Constructing Masculinity and Erotic Desire/
  • Evelyn Blackwood
  • p. 181
  • 9.
  • Desiring Bodies or Defiant Cultures: Butch-Femme Lesbians in Jakarta and Lima/
  • Saskia E. Wieringa
  • p. 206
  • 10.
  • Negotiating Transnational Sexual Economies: Female Mahu and Same-Sex Sexuality in "Tahiti and Her Islands"/
  • Deborah A. Elliston
  • p. 230
  • Part IV.
  • Nationalism, Feminism, and Lesbian/Gay Rights Movements
  • 11.
  • How Homosexuality Became "Un-African": The Case of Zimbabwe/
  • Margrete Aarmo
  • p. 255
  • 12.
  • Women's Sexuality and the Discourse on Asian Values: Cross-Dressing in Malaysia/
  • Tan beng hui
  • p. 281
  • 13.
  • Sexual Preference, the Ugly Duckling of Feminist Demands: The Lesbian Movement in Mexico/
  • Norma Mogrovejo
  • p. 308
  • Index.
  • p. 337
Control code
11942772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 348 p.
Isbn
9780231112611
Lccn
98037847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., 1 map

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