Foreword John Borneman, Princeton University, USA Introduction Richard Joseph Martin, Harvard University, USA and Dieter Haller, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany 1. Towards an Intimately 'Impure' Ethnography: The Limits of Non-Participant Observation Timothy M. Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 2. When Bodies Talk: Indulging Anthropology Sebastian Mohr, Aarhus University, Denmark 3. 'Going With': Desire and Power Amid the Politics of Asylum in Greece Heath Cabot, College of the Atlantic, USA 4. (Un)Changing Men in the Face of AIDS in South Africa Hanspeter Reihling, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany 5. Fieldwork and Erotic Subjectivity in an American NeoPagan Community Susan Harper, Texas Women's University, USA 6. The Anthropologist's New Clothes: Ethnographic Exposure and BDSM in Berlin Richard Joseph Martin, Harvard University, USA 7. A Camel Walks into a Brothel: Passing Anxieties in the Sexual Economies of Brazil Gregory C. Mitchell, Williams College, USA 8. In Bed with My Informant: Navigating Intimacy and Ethics in Singapore Adlina Maulud, Purdue University, USA 9. Dating a Gypsy Punk Musician and Ethnographic Fieldwork among Brazilian Romanies Diana Budur, Princeton University, USA 10. Public Vegetarianism and Public Menstruation: Staging Chastity in Gujarat Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg, Tubingen University, Germany 11. The Naked Fear: Desire and Identity in Morocco Dieter Haller, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany 12. Faux Amis: On the Morals of Not Being Gay in Istanbul Samuel Williams, Musee du quai Branly, France 13. Im/Possibilities in the Field: Lessons from Jerusalem Robert Phillips, Ball State University, USA Guide for Further Reading William Leap, American University, USA Bibliography Index
The first text to examine the relationship between sex and ethnographic fieldwork in the 21st century.
Richard Joseph Martin is Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University, USA. Dieter Haller is Professor of Social Anthropology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
At last, a comprehensive volume on sex that crosses oceans and
brings ethnographers from across the globe into conversation with
one another. Work in this field has too long been ghettoized in
narrow domains, either topically or geographically, and this rich
collection overcomes longstanding barriers and lays a foundation
for new forms of comparison and theoretical innovation, expanding
the boundaries of what we all thought we meant by "sex." * Ellen
Lewin, University of Iowa, USA *
Taking us from Brazilian saunas to a refugee NGO in Greece, from queer Malay Muslims in Singapore to NeoPagans in Texas, these thirteen essays reveal how sex unsettles fieldwork. Contributors reflect on how bodily intimacies, kindlings of lust or longing, and moments of recognition or crossed signals generate fresh ethnographic insight. This is a candid, vulnerable, and thought-provoking volume on sex and ethnography today. * Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University, USA *
More than 20 years after "Taboo" (Kulick/Wilson, 1995) and "Out in the field" (Lewin/Leap, 1996), these encounters in the field give fresh and ground-breaking insights into the social experience of sex in various ways. Enclosing a wide range of locations, practices and desires, the well-reflected reports of embodied fieldwork show the diversity of "doing relations" with and through sex and intimacy. Overall, this anthology will strengthen the links between queer studies and anthropology. * Beate Binder, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany *