Princeton University Library Catalog

Bodies, pleasures, and passions : sexual culture in contemporary Brazil / Richard G. Parker ; with a new preface by the author.

Author:
Parker, Richard G. (Richard Guy), 1956- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Nashville [Tenn.] : Vanderbilt University Press, c2009.
Εdition:
2nd ed.
Description:
xxiv, 231 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"Originally published in the early 1990s, Bodies, Pleasures, and Passions quickly became a classic ethnographic study of the social, cultural and historical construction of sexuality and sexual diversity. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews, together with the analysis of historical and literary texts, anthropologist Richard Parker mapped out the multiple cultural systems that structure gender, sexuality, and erotic practices in Brazil, and helped to open up a new wave of social science research on sexuality." "Using ethnographic methods focusing on sexual meanings as an alternative to traditional surveys of sexual behavior, Parker argues that sexual life can only be fully understood through an analysis of the cultural logics that shape experience. Drawing on the tradition of interpretive anthropology, he focuses on the diverse sexual scripts that have been articulated in Brazilian culture and examines the often contradictory ways in which these scripts shape the sexual experience of different individuals."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Myths of Origin -- 3. Men and Women -- 4. Norms and Perversions -- 5. Bodies and Pleasures -- 6. The Carnivalization of the World -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Notes on Field Research -- Appendix 2. Informants Cited in the Text.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780826516756 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0826516750 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009007459
OCLC:
312728251
Other standard number:
  • 99935974183
RCP:
C - S