The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.

Sex, Gender, and Sexual Subjectivity: Feminist and Queer Anthropology

Sex, Gender, and Sexual Subjectivity: Feminist and Queer Anthropology

Sex, gender, and sexual subjectivity: feminist and queer anthropology
William Schlesinger

Gender and sexuality are central organizing principles that shape how societies are structured, as well as how individuals move through the world and relate to one another. Socio-cultural anthropologists have long recognized this to be the case. In fact, the study of gender and sexuality has been embedded in the history of anthropology since the formative years of the discipline. Over time, the meaning and significance of studies addressing these themes has evolved considerably. Early on, anthropology's reliance on the method of genealogy channeled attention on gender and sexuality narrowly into discussions of kinship relations, family structure, and reproduction. Now, thanks in ...

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