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The Resource Celibacy, culture, and society : the anthropology of sexual abstinence, edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell

Celibacy, culture, and society : the anthropology of sexual abstinence, edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell

Label
Celibacy, culture, and society : the anthropology of sexual abstinence
Title
Celibacy, culture, and society
Title remainder
the anthropology of sexual abstinence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What does celibacy mean for individuals and for the people around them? What function does it serve? This is the first cross-cultural inquiry into the practice of celibacy around the world and through the ages, among groups as diverse as Kenyan villagers and U.S. prisoners, Mazatec Shamans and Buddhist nuns and monks, Shaker church members and anorexic women." "The examples of celibacy described here illustrate the complex relationship between human sexuality and its particular sociocultural context. Ideas about the body, gender, family, work, religion, health, and other dimensions of life come sharply into focus as the contributors examine the many practices and institutions surrounding sexual abstinence. They show that, though celibacy is certainly sometimes a punishment or a deliberate ritual abstinence, it also serves many other social and material functions and in some cases contributes to kin-group survival and well-being. Celibacy, Culture, and Society represents a significant step toward understanding the functions and meanings of sexuality. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.73/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ800.15
LC item number
.C45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sobo, Elisa Janine
  • Bell, Sandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Celibacy
  • Sexual abstinence
Label
Celibacy, culture, and society : the anthropology of sexual abstinence, edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hector N. Qirko
  • The chaste adolescent
  • Alice Schlegel
  • Virgins in the spirit : the celibacy of Shakers
  • Peter Collins
  • Staying clean : notes on Mazatec ritual celibacy and sexual orientation
  • Michael Duke
  • Can women be celibate? Sexuality and abstinence in Theravada Buddhism
  • Hiroko Kawanami
  • Sexual fluids, emotions, morality : notes on the gendering of Brahmacharya
  • Celibacy in cross-cultural perspective : an overview
  • Meena Khandelwal
  • Ritualizing celibacy : the poetics of inversion in Chile and Kenya
  • Mario I. Aguilar
  • Like a natural woman : celibacy and the embodied self in anorexia nervosa
  • Rebecca J. Lester
  • Cultural schemas of celibacy
  • Victor C. De Munck
  • Celibacy in American prisons : legal and interpretive perspectives
  • Mark S. Fleisher,
  • John R. Shaw
  • Sandra Bell,
  • A swallow in winter : a Catholic priesthood viewpoint
  • Paul Southgate
  • Elisa J. Sobo
  • Private lives and public identities : an example of female celibacy in northwest India
  • Peter Phillimore
  • The women who refuse to be exchanged : nuns in Zangskar, northwest India
  • Kim Gutschow
  • The maintenance and reinforcement of celibacy in institutionalized settings
Control code
44727846
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780299171605
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00010697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Celibacy, culture, and society : the anthropology of sexual abstinence, edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hector N. Qirko
  • The chaste adolescent
  • Alice Schlegel
  • Virgins in the spirit : the celibacy of Shakers
  • Peter Collins
  • Staying clean : notes on Mazatec ritual celibacy and sexual orientation
  • Michael Duke
  • Can women be celibate? Sexuality and abstinence in Theravada Buddhism
  • Hiroko Kawanami
  • Sexual fluids, emotions, morality : notes on the gendering of Brahmacharya
  • Celibacy in cross-cultural perspective : an overview
  • Meena Khandelwal
  • Ritualizing celibacy : the poetics of inversion in Chile and Kenya
  • Mario I. Aguilar
  • Like a natural woman : celibacy and the embodied self in anorexia nervosa
  • Rebecca J. Lester
  • Cultural schemas of celibacy
  • Victor C. De Munck
  • Celibacy in American prisons : legal and interpretive perspectives
  • Mark S. Fleisher,
  • John R. Shaw
  • Sandra Bell,
  • A swallow in winter : a Catholic priesthood viewpoint
  • Paul Southgate
  • Elisa J. Sobo
  • Private lives and public identities : an example of female celibacy in northwest India
  • Peter Phillimore
  • The women who refuse to be exchanged : nuns in Zangskar, northwest India
  • Kim Gutschow
  • The maintenance and reinforcement of celibacy in institutionalized settings
Control code
44727846
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780299171605
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00010697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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