Exotics and Erotics: Human Cultural and Sexual Diversity

Waveland Pr Inc #ad - Middleton's fundamentally anthropological treatment explores universal human sexuality in conjunction with its local manifestations in specific cultural contexts. He distributes many case studies throughout to illustrate the exploration of such topics as the body, sexual behavior, romantic passion, marriage, patterns of sexuality, and kinship, among others.

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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

Broadway Books #ad - Broadway Books. Jenny nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. A bacha posh literally translated from dari as “dressed up like a boy” is a third kind of child--a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world.

The underground girls of kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: azita, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, the undercover female police officer, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents’ attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, who prays with Shahed, as they both remain in male disguise as adults.

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. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America’s longest war. An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl.

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Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations, Second Edition

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The latest edition of gender diversity incorporates new material on hijras in Bangladesh, three gender alternatives in Indonesia, and global changes related to migration, communication, and health. As a concise supplement with multidisciplinary appeal, the enhanced edition is sure to energize the undergraduate classroom.

Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations, Second Edition #ad - Includes glossary and selected films list. Throughout, ethnicity, urban or rural residence, rich ethnographic examples representing nine cultures illuminate the need to analyze sex/gender roles and identities on the basis of broad cultural patterns and distinct cultural features, including social class, age, religion, and exposure to Western cultures.

Also by serena nanda and available from waveland Press: Love and Marriage: Cultural Diversity in a Changing World ISBN 9781478637554. Gender diversity, 2/e encourages readers to think in new ways about what they consider natural, normal, or morally right. Concept-reinforcing review questions have also been added to each chapter.

Titles of related interest from waveland press: burton, gender and difference in a globalizing world: twenty-first-century anthropology ISBN 9781577665984; and Mascia-Lees-Black, Gender and Anthropology, Culture and the Human Body: An Anthropological Perspective ISBN 9781577661801; Mascia-Lees, 2E ISBN 9781478634164.


The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

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The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction #ad - Paul berg, nobel laureate and recipient of the National Medal of ScienceWithin twenty, maybe forty, years most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, prospective parents will be told as much as they wish to know about the genetic makeup of dozens of embryos, and they will pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth.

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Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

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Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice

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Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

Harvard University Press #ad - This is a book about the making and unmaking of sex over the centuries. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Along the way, two “master plots” emerge. The two-sex story says that the body determines gender differences, that woman is the opposite of man with incommensurably different organs, functions, and feelings.

The body is thus a representation, not the foundation, of social gender. The two plots overlap; neither ever holds a monopoly. We cannot fail to recognize the players in thomas laqueur’s story―the human sexual organs and pleasures, food, literary figures, sperm―but we will be amazed at the plots into which they have been woven by scientists, political activists, semen, blood, egg, and theorists of every stripe.

Laqueur begins with the question of why, in the late eighteenth century, woman’s orgasm came to be regarded as irrelevant to conception, and he then proceeds to retrace the dramatic changes in Western views of sexual characteristics over two millennia. Making sex will stimulate thought, whether argument or surprised agreement, in a wide range of readers.

Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud #ad - Turning freud’s famous dictum around, Laqueur posits that destiny is anatomy. Used book in Good Condition. Sex, in other words, is an artifice. This is a powerful story, written with verve and a keen sense of telling detail be it technically rigorous or scabrously fanciful. It tells the astonishing story of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns in a precise account of developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.


Sex in Development: Science, Sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective

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Contributors. These essays demonstrate that ideas related to morality are repeatedly enacted in ostensibly value-neutral efforts to put into practice a “global” agenda reflecting the latest medical science. Sex in development combines the cultural analysis of sexuality, critiques of global development, and science and technology studies.

Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Sage Publications Inc. From sex education in uganda to aids prevention in India to family planning in Greece, sexuality, and reproduction are examined in the rich, various sites of development work related to sex, ethnographically grounded essays in this volume.

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Human Diversity in Education

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Magic Witchcraft and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

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Evidence-based Approaches to Sexuality Education Textbooks in Family Studies

Routledge #ad - Part iii exposes readers to evidence-based programs in various social contexts--families, communities, schools, and religious institutions. Routledge. The book concludes with future trends and directions. The editor taught human sexuality and family life education courses for years. Highlights of the book’s coverage include: Interdisciplinary, comprehensive summary of evidence-based SE programs in one volume.

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Noted contributors from various disciplines critically evaluate evidence –based programs from around the globe and through the lifespan.