This book demonstrates the centrality of sex, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices. * Moves beyond other lesbian and gay studies readers by presenting a broader view of the significance of studying same--sex cultures and sexualities across cultures. * Offers readings from all four subfields of anthropology: cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological (along with historical and applied anthropology). * Includes discussion of biotechlogy and bioethics, health and illness, language, ethnicity, identity, politics, post--colonialism, kinship, development, and policymaking.
Jennifer Robertson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She has published many articles and book chapters (in several languages) on a wide spectrum of subjects and is the author of Native and Newcomer: Making and Unmaking a Japanese City (1991) and Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (2001 ; Japanese translation 2000). The author's primary area specialty is Japan however she has also worked in Sri Lanka and is presently working in Israel.