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Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions: Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil

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Winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

Originally published in the early 1990s, Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions quickly became a classic ethnographic study of the social, cultural and historical construction of sexuality and sexual diversity. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews, together with the analysis of historical and literary texts, anthropologist Richard Parker mapped out the multiple cultural systems that structure gender, sexuality, and erotic practices in Brazil, and helped to open up a new wave of social science research on sexuality.

Using ethnographic methods focusing on sexual meanings as an alternative to traditional surveys of sexual behavior, Parker argues that sexual life can only be fully understood through an analysis of the cultural logics that shape experience. Drawing on the tradition of interpretive anthropology, he focuses on the diverse sexual scripts that have been articulated in Brazilian culture and examines the often contradictory ways in which these scripts shape the sexual experience of different individuals. He highlights the sexual socialization of children and young people, and the changing sexual realities of adults living in a rapidly changing world. He underlines the ways in which complex cultural forms such as carnaval can be understood as stories that Brazilians tell themselves about themselves and about the meaning of sexuality in contemporary Brazilian life.

The 1991 book was the winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

Book News Annotation:

This updated edition takes into account trends in gender and sexuality studies since the original 1991 publication by Beacon Press. Parker (sociomedical sciences, Columbia U.), president of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, furthers this discussion of the historical, social, and symbolic construction of Brazilian sexual culture in all its diversity. He examines how the uninhibited carnaval tradition reflects these sexual meanings and the country's social structure. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Richard G. Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Director of the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Health at Columbia University. He is also President of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA), the largest nongovernmental AIDS service and advocacy organization in Brazil, and Co-Chair of Sexuality Policy Watch, a global forum composed of researchers, activists, and policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826516756
Subtitle:
Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil, Second Edition
Author:
Parker, Richard G.
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Subject:
Sex customs -- Brazil.
Subject:
Sexual ethics -- Brazil.
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Medical Anthropology; Sexuality; Anthropology; Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual Studies; Cultural Studies; Latin American Studies; Global Health
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual Studies
Subject:
Cultural Studies
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
global health
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Studies
Edition Description:
short discount paperback
Publication Date:
20091015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Central and South America
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

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