Darius J. Piwowarczyk [ed.]

Sexuality and Gender in Intercultural Perspective

An Anthropos Reader

The volume – the second special issue of “Anthropos” – is a déjà-lu anthology of ten articles of various authors, written in English and German, concerning sexuality and gender in various cultures of the world that were published in this journal between 1970 and 2013. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, including homosexuality and transvestitism in Siberian shamanism; cultural construction of gender in connection with female cannibalism in New Guinea; reproduction of gender differences in contemporary Spain; ethnic identity and sex in Nigeria; Balinese ideas and practices connected with sex; and transnational intimate relations in the globalized world.

The volume is intended as a contribution to the ongoing discussion on human sexuality by providing insights based on ethnographical and ethno-historical research.

Table of contents

Gender and Sexuality in Intercultural Perspective. An Introduction
     Darius J. Piwowarczyk

Homosexualität und Transvestition im Schamanismus
     Gisela Bleibtreu-Ehrenberg

Notes about Some Balinese Ideas and Practices Connected with Sex from Western Lombok
     Andrew Duff-Cooper

Gender Inversion in Nandi Ritual
     Jane Tapsubei Creider and Chet A. Creider

Space and Gender. Cultural Limitations of Space in Two Communities of Northeastern Nigeria
     Sabine Dinslage, Rudolf Leger, and Anne Storch

True Christianity without Dialogue. Women and the Polygyny Debate in Cameroon
     Catrien Notermans

“Marriage Is Trouble.” An Analysis of Kinship, Gender Identity, and Sociocultural Change in Rural Tanzania
     Karen A. Porter

The Social Construction of Gender. Female Cannibalism in New Guinea
     Ilka Thiessen

The Way of All Flesh. Sexual Implications of the Mayan Hunt
     H. E. M. Braakhuis

The Sexuality of Two Generations of Andalusian Heterosexual Couples. Social Reproduction and Arbitrary Biologisation of Gender Differences
     Béatrice Sommier and Alison Gourvès-Hayward

Transnationale Intimbeziehungen. Zur aktuellen Transformationslogik von Gender und Sexualität im Ferntourismus 
     Barbara Grubner, Kerstin Tiefenbacher und Patricia Zuckerhut



ISBN 978-3-98572-038-5 (Print)
ISBN 978-3-98572-039-2 (ePDF)