With Respect to Sex

Author: Gayatri Reddy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226707547
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Social Science

With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the "third sex" of India—individuals who occupy a unique, liminal space between male and female, sacred and profane. Hijras are men who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in return for the power to confer fertility on newlyweds and newborn children, a ritual role they are respected for, at the same time as they are stigmatized for their ambiguous sexuality. By focusing on the hijra community, Gayatri Reddy sheds new light on Indian society and the intricate negotiations of identity across various domains of everyday life. Further, by reframing hijra identity through the local economy of respect, this ethnography highlights the complex relationships among local and global, sexual and moral, economies. This book will be regarded as the definitive work on hijras, one that will be of enormous interest to anthropologists, students of South Asian culture, and specialists in the study of gender and sexuality.

With Respect to Sex Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India

Author: Gayatri Reddy
Publisher: Yoda Press
ISBN: 8190363468
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Gender identity

What is wonderful about this book is the originality of Reddy's ethnography. She significantly advances really, transforms - discussions that until now were largely dependent on less comprehensive work. With Respect to Sex will reframe entirely the dominant conversation on hijra identity, which has seen it as being reducible to gender. This is an important book that will be read and reread by a broad range of scholars. Lawrence Cohen With Respect to Sex extends the theoretical context of work on gender in precisely the right direction, moving away from the idea of alternative genders as rigid categories and viewing them instead as multiple identities. Reddy's deep and intimate ethnography makes this book an important contribution to the discipline of anthropology and to gender studies more generally

With Respect to Sex

Author: Gayatri Reddy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226707555
Release Date: 2005-07
Genre: Social Science

With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the "third sex" of India—individuals who occupy a unique, liminal space between male and female, sacred and profane. Hijras are men who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in return for the power to confer fertility on newlyweds and newborn children, a ritual role they are respected for, at the same time as they are stigmatized for their ambiguous sexuality. By focusing on the hijra community, Gayatri Reddy sheds new light on Indian society and the intricate negotiations of identity across various domains of everyday life. Further, by reframing hijra identity through the local economy of respect, this ethnography highlights the complex relationships among local and global, sexual and moral, economies. This book will be regarded as the definitive work on hijras, one that will be of enormous interest to anthropologists, students of South Asian culture, and specialists in the study of gender and sexuality.

With Respect to Sex

Author: Gayatri Reddy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226707555
Release Date: 2005-07
Genre: Social Science

With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the "third sex" of India—individuals who occupy a unique, liminal space between male and female, sacred and profane. Hijras are men who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in return for the power to confer fertility on newlyweds and newborn children, a ritual role they are respected for, at the same time as they are stigmatized for their ambiguous sexuality. By focusing on the hijra community, Gayatri Reddy sheds new light on Indian society and the intricate negotiations of identity across various domains of everyday life. Further, by reframing hijra identity through the local economy of respect, this ethnography highlights the complex relationships among local and global, sexual and moral, economies. This book will be regarded as the definitive work on hijras, one that will be of enormous interest to anthropologists, students of South Asian culture, and specialists in the study of gender and sexuality.

Das andere Geschlecht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644051614
Release Date: 2018-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400820065
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Genre: Science

In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first printing of the first edition (1871), not previously available in paperback. The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shoes that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended discussion of the differences between the sexes of many species and how they arose as a result of selection. Here Darwin lays the foundation for much contemporary research by arguing that many characteristics of animals have evolved not in response to the selective pressures exerted by their physical and biological environment, but rather to confer an advantage in sexual competition. These two themes are drawn together in two final chapters on the role of sexual selection in humans. In their Introduction, Professors Bonner and May discuss the place of The Descent in its own time and relation to current work in biology and other disciplines.

The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Author: Donald Symons
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199878475
Release Date: 1979-08-30
Genre: Psychology

Anthropology, Sexual Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Gender and Cultural Studies

Schlampen mit Moral

Author: Dossie Easton
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783864156618
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Self-Help

Warum nur eine(n) lieben, wenn man sie alle haben kann? Liebe und Sex machen glücklich darum sollte jeder so viel wie möglich davon haben. Und zwar nicht nur mit einem Partner. Die Beziehungspioniere Dossie Easton und Janet Hardy zeigen, wie man erfolgreich und moralisch einwandfrei polyamor leben kann. Wichtig dabei: offene Kommunikation, emotionale Ehrlichkeit und die richtige Verhütung. Ob Single oder in einer Beziehung, einfach einmal ausprobieren oder schon voll dabei dieses Buch hilft, den Kreis potenzieller Liebhaber zu erweitern und Liebe und Nähe in einem Ausmaß zu entdecken, das Sie sich nicht zu erträumen gewagt hätten. Wer sich jemals nach Liebe, Sex und Intimität jenseits der Beschränkungen konventioneller Monoamorie gesehnt hat, dem eröffnet Schlampen mit Moralungeahnte Möglichkeiten. Die Zeiten, in denen es anrüchig war, mehr als einen Menschen zu lieben und zu begehren, sind mit diesem Buch endgültig vorbei für Männer und für Frauen.

Sex Tourism

Author: Michael C. Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134646975
Release Date: 2005-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.

The Gender of Psychology

Author: Tamara Shefer
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 1919713921
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Unique with its predominately South African context, this examination draws on local experiences and studies to present a critical gender analysis of the discipline and practice of psychology in marginalized parts of the world. A critical reflection on how psychology frequently reinforces oppressive practices with respect to gender, sex, and sexuality as well as a look to professional areas of psychology and their application in terms of gender differences are included. Students of psychology and gender studies are offered a wealth of international critical theory complimented by material from communities not usually represented in psychology textbooks.