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other ways of conceiving gender/sexualities first, I want to underscore the point that not only are identity categories oversimplified, individual identities are not necessarily stable — may not plot on graph as single dot this is why anthropologists like Weston talk about the uses of gender, gender-typed qualities: men and women make use of both femininity and masculinity does it make sense to speak in similar way about sexuality? uses of sexuality, sexuality- typed qualities? readings for today: different articulations between categories of gender and of sexuality Gilbert Herdt well-known anthropologist, studied Sambia in Highlands of Papua New Guinea in 1970s, with return trips throughout the 1980s; now heads Human Sexuality Program, San Francisco State U. his work addresses 1) the role of ritual in gender/sexuality 2) the multiple ways gender/sexuality can be interrelated 3) distinction b/w sexual acts and “orientations” (as identity) according to Herdt, the Sambia can be said to have a sex/gender system — strong binary
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2.158 taught by Professor Ericajames during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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