Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist
- List Price: $42.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780252024375
- ISBN10: 0252024370
Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist recounts the real-life experiences of anthropologists who are forced to acknowledge that their hosts in the field view them as gendered beings in a social context, not as asexual, objective observers. Ranging from public baths in Austria to lesbian bars in Taiwan and from Mexico to Nigeria to Finland to Japan, Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist raises critical questions about ethnographers' reflexivity, subjectivity, and detachment and confronts the challenge of a holistic approach to the anthropological enterprise.