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Celibacy, Culture, and Society: The Anthropology of Sexual Abstinence

edited by Elisa J. Sobo and Sandra Bell
Format
Book
Published
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0299171604 (cloth : alk. paper), 0299171647 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Celibacy in cross-cultural perspective / Sandra Bell and 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 : celibacy and sexuality at a nunnery in Zangskar, northwest India / Kim Gutschow
  • The maintenance and reinforcement of celibacy in institutionalized settings / Hector 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 / Meena Khandelwal
  • Ritualizing celibacy : the poetics of inversion in Chile and Kenya / Mario Aguilar
  • Like a natural woman : celibacy and the embodied self in anorexia nervosa / Rebecca Lester
  • Cultural schemas of celibacy / Victor De Munck
  • Celibacy in American prisons : legal and interpretive perspectives / Mark Fleisher and John Shaw
  • A swallow in winter : a Catholic priesthood viewpoint / Paul Southgate.
Description
x, 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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