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"Intimate Communications" is the first systematic effort to explore and interpret erotic experience and gender identity in a cross-cultural perspective. This is a diologic work that emphasizes the need for exact descriptions of people's statements, feelings, and fantasies, presenting data from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua New Guinea. Using the ethnographic methods of anthropology informed by the clinical techniques of psychoanalysis, Gildbert Herdt and Robert J. Stoller explore the culture and erotics of the Sambia and the role of subjectivity in ethnographic research.

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"Intimate Communications is a ground-breaking work. Its scholarship is impeccable....[It] is perhaps the only work in anthropology which demonstrates both the use and the value of training in and the application of clinical methods in ethnographic research, particularly in the areas of research concerned with sex, gender, and selfhood." Kenneth E. Read, University of Washington, Seattle

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Paper edition of the 1990 publication. Using the ethnographic methods of anthropology informed by the clinical techniques of psychoanalysis, the authors explore erotic experience and gender identity in a cross- cultural perspective. Their data is from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua, New Guinea.
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Erotics And The Study Of Culture. Intimate Communications is the first systematic effort to explore and interpret erotic experience and gender identity in a cross-cultural perspective. This is a dialogic work that emphasizes the need for exact descriptions of people's statements, feelings, and fantasies, presenting data from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua New Guinea.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231069014
Author:
Herdt, Gilbert H.
Author:
Stoller, Robert J.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
American - Hispanic American
Subject:
Papua new guinea
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
467
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.99 in. 1.49 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Intimate Communications is a ground-breaking work. Its scholarship is impeccable....[It] is perhaps the only work in anthropology which demonstrates both the use and the value of training in and the application of clinical methods in ethnographic research, particularly in the areas of research concerned with sex, gender, and selfhood."
"Synopsis" by , Erotics And The Study Of Culture. Intimate Communications is the first systematic effort to explore and interpret erotic experience and gender identity in a cross-cultural perspective. This is a dialogic work that emphasizes the need for exact descriptions of people's statements, feelings, and fantasies, presenting data from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua New Guinea.
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