Female Desires

Female Desires by Evelyn Blackwood, Saskia Wieringa epub pdf fb2

Title: Female Desires
Author: Evelyn Blackwood, Saskia Wieringa
ISBN10: 0231112602
ISBN13: 978-0231112604
Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 15, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1438 kb
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Rating: 4.8/5
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Pages: 352 pages
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Female Desires by Evelyn Blackwood, Saskia Wieringa


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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 non-Western women are generally passive victims of male domination and compulsory heterosexuality. It also dispells the idea that same-sex female desire is rooted in Western neo-imperialist culture: contributors show non-Western women to be active agents of their own sexual identities. Essays include Giti Thadani on lesbian desire in ancient and modern India, Saskia Wieringa on butch-femme social types in Indonesia and Peru, and Norma Mogrovejo on the lesbian movement in Mexico.In a larger sense, the essays attempt to look past the ethnocentric categories in which sexuality, identity, and culture are often considered.