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Murray, Stephen O.

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Works: 30 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 7,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Classifications: GN635.T28, 306
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Most widely held works by Stephen O Murray
Looking through Taiwan American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination by Keelung Hong ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropologists have long sought to extricate their work from the policies and agendas of those who dominate - and often oppress - their native subjects. "Looking through Taiwan" is an uncompromising look at a troubling chapter in American anthropology that reveals what happens when anthropologists fail to make fundamental ethnic and political distinctions in their work. Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray examine how Taiwanese realities have been represented - and misrepresented - in American social science literature, especially anthropology, in the post-World War II period. They trace anthropologists' complicity in the domination of a Taiwanese majority by a Chinese minority and in its obfuscation of social realities. At the base of these distortions, the authors argue, were the mutual interests of the Republic of China's military government and American social scientists in mischaracterizing Taiwan as representative of traditional Chinese culture. American anthropologists, eager to study China but denied access by its communist government, turned instead to fieldwork on the Republic of China's society, which they incorrectly and disingenuously interpreted to reflect traditional Chinese society on the mainland. Anthropologists overlooked the cultural and historical differences between the island and the mainland and effectively legitimized the People's Republic of China's claim on Taiwan."Looking through Taiwan" is a powerful critique of American anthropology and a valuable reminder of the political and ethical implications of social science research and writing. Keelung Hong is the CEO and chairman of Taiwan Liposome Company and the co-author (with Stephen O. Murray) of "Taiwanese Culture, Taiwanese Society: A Critical Review of Social Science Research Done on Taiwan". Stephen O. Murray is the director of El Instituto Obregon in San Francisco, California, and the author of "Theory Groups in the Study of Language in North America: A Social History" and many other books
American Sociolinguistics Theorists and Theory Groups by Stephen O Murray ( )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a revised version of Theory Groups and the Study of Language in North America (1994), the post-World-War-II history of the emergence of sociolinguistics in North America that was described in Language in Society as "a heady combination of detailed scholarship, mordant wit, and sustained narrative designed to persuade even the skeptical reader that these myriad, often simultaneously emergent, ways of thinking about language are indeed interrelated. ... This is an outspoken, engaging, rollicking, occasionally aggravating adventure in the history of these sciences as related to their pr
Theory groups and the study of language in North America a social history by Stephen O Murray ( )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory Groups in the Study of Language in North America provides a detailed social history of traditions and "revolutionary" challenges to traditions within North American linguistics, especially within 20th-century anthropological linguistics. After showing substantial differences between Bloomfield's and neo-Bloomfieldian theorizing, Murray shows that early transformational-generative work on syntax grew out of neo-Bloomfieldian structuralism, and was promoted by neo-Bloomfieldian gatekeepers, in particular longtime Language editor Bernard Bloch. The central case studies of the book contrast the (increasingly) "revolutionary rhetoric" of transformational-generative grammarians with rhetorics of continuity emitted by two linguistic anthropology groupings that began simultaneously with TGG in the late-1950s, the ethnography of communication and ethnoscience
Latin American male homosexualities by Stephen O Murray ( )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homosexualities by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen O. Murray's new book provides an examination of the construction of male and female homosexualities. Murrary argues that at least some individuals who lived before the word "homosexuality" was coined were aware of same-sex desires. Although the range of behaviors, subcategories, and meanings of same-sex sex he surveys is considerable, Murray argues that there are a few recurring types. Exploring the range of constructions around the world and across history, he relates the patterns to other sociocultural institutions."--Jacket
American gay by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on two decades of studying gay life in North America, this tour de force of empirical documentation and social theory critically reviews what is known about the emergence, growth, and internal diversity of communities of openly gay men and lesbians. American Gay deepens our understanding of the ways individuals construct sexualities through working and living together
Boy-wives and female husbands : studies in African homosexualities by Will Roscoe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Historians, anthropologists, and many contemporary Africans alike have denied or overlooked African same-sex patterns or claimed that such patterns were introduced by Europeans. Among African Americans questions surrounding sexuality and gender in traditional African societies have become especially contentious. In fact, same-sex love was and is widespread in Africa. Boy-Wives and Female Husbands documents same-sex patterns in some fifty societies, in every region of the continent. Essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines explore institutionalized marriages between women, same-sex relations between men and boys in colonial work settings, mixed gender roles in East and West Africa, and recent developments in South Africa, where lesbians and gays successfully made that nation the first in the world to constitutionally ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. An invaluable resource for everyone interested in the continent's history and culture, Boy-Wives and Female Husbands reveals the denials of African homosexualities for what they are - prejudice and willful ignorance."--BOOK JACKET
Islamic homosexualities : culture, history, and literature by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures in terms of gender roles and sexuality. The first collection on this topic from a historical and anthropological perspective, Homosexuality in the Muslim World reveals that patterns of male and female homosexuality have existed and often flourished wi
Oceanic homosexualities by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American anthropology & company : historical explorations by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In American Anthropology and Company, linguist and sociologist Stephen O. Murray explores the connections between anthropology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, and history, in broad-ranging essays on the history of anthropology and allied disciplines. On subjects ranging from Native American linguistics to the pitfalls of American, Latin American, and East Asian fieldwork, among other topics, American Anthropology and Company presents the views of a historian of anthropology interested in the theoretical and institutional connections between disciplines that have always be
Taiwanese culture, Taiwanese society : a critical review of social science research done on Taiwan by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Group formation in social science by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Male homosexuality in Central and South America by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angʼkor life by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social theory, homosexual realities by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boy-wives and female husbands : studies of African homosexualities ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pacific homosexualities by Stephen O Murray ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a wealth of information about a variety of male and female homosexual roles in societies of Pacific islands (Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines), aboriginal Australia and Siberia, plus Korea and Indonesia. Murray shows recurrent patterning and provides suggestions of how sociocultural patterning of homosexual relations fit with other kinds of sociocultural structurings
Heterogender homosexuality in Honduras by Manuel Fernández-Alemany ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American anthropologists looking through Taiwanese culture by Stephen O Murray ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Explaining away same-sex sexualities, when they obtrude on anthropologists' notice at all by Stephen O Murray ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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