Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures

Female desires : same-sex relations and transgender practices across cultures

Author: Evelyn Blackwood; Saskia Wieringa
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia Wieringa have compiled thirteen essays from a group of historians, sociologists, and anthropologists who discuss same-sex desire among women outside the West, exploring female eroticism in such societies and cultures as India, Polynesia, Latin America, Native North America, and southern Africa. Female Desires offers compelling evidence against the commonly accepted notion that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Intercultural comparisons (form)
Case studies (form)
Études transculturelles
études diverses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Female desires.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Blackwood; Saskia Wieringa
ISBN: 0231112602 9780231112604 0231112610 9780231112611
OCLC Number: 39627571
Awards: Ruth Benedict Prize, 1999.
Description: xvii, 348 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Saskia E. Wieringa and Evelyn Blackwood --
Sapphic shadows : challenging the silence in the study of sexuality / Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa --
The politics of identities and languages : lesbian desire in ancient and modern India / Giti Thadani --
Lesbians, men-women, and two-spirits : homosexuality and gender in Native American cultures / Sabine Lang --
"What's identity got to do with it?" : rethinking identity in light of the Mati work in Suriname / Gloria Wekker --
Let them take ecstasy : class and Jakarta lesbians / Alison J. Murray --
Women in Lesotho and the (western) construction of homophobia / Kendall --
Tombois in West Sumatra : constructing masculinity and erotic desire / Evelyn Blackwood --
Desiring bodies or defiant cultures : butch-femme lesbians in Jakarta and Lima / Saskia E. Wieringa --
Negotiating transnational sexual economies : female Māhū and same-sex sexuality in "Tahiti and her islands" / Deborah A. Elliston --
How homosexuality became "un-African" : the case of Zimbabwe / Margrete Aarmo --
Women's sexuality and the discourse on Asian values : cross-dressing in Malaysia / Tan beng hui --
Sexual preference, the ugly duckling of feminist demands : the lesbian movement in Mexico / Norma Mogrovejo.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa.


Discusses same-sex desire among women in non-Western cultures. The book explores female eroticism in societies such as India and Polynesia, aiming to dispel ideas that non-Western women are victims  Read more...


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