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The Stinking Fruit in the Garden of Love: The Kartābhajās and the Ambivalent Role of “Tantra” in Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban

in The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy and Power in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139020
eISBN:
9780199834778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513902X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter engages the more problematic side of Kartābhajā secrecy as a source of scandal and embarrassment – above all, with regard to Tantric sexual practices, and the corresponding ... More


In the Beginning: Holiness in the Bible

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the various Hebrew biblical constructs of holiness and traces their development throughout the Hebrew biblical texts. This chapter focuses on holy people and community and ... More


Emergence of a Poz Sexual Culture: Accounting for “Barebacking” Among Gay Men

Barry D. Adam

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the history of the difficult relationship that gay and bisexual men have had with HIV and its prevention as they have sought pleasure and intimacy in an era marked by a ... More


Safe Sex among Men: Condoms, Promiscuity, and HIV

Tiantian Zheng

in Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 explores popular sexual practices among tongzhi, including group sex, threesomes, and one-night stands, and the ways in which political, social, and cultural factors play a critical role in ... More


The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Kathy Gaca

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This work provides a reassessment of the emergence and nature of Christian sexual morality, the dominant moral paradigm in Western society since late antiquity. While many scholars, including Michel ... More


Maidens and Harlots: ‘Moral’ Legislation, 1901–1912

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the administration's legislations and problems to regulate marriage and sexual practices in the African community. The code of ‘native law’ was drafted in order to facilitate ... More


Gay Identity and Community in Early Portland

Peter Boag

in Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236042
eISBN:
9780520930698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236042.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the nature of Portland's middle-class gay community as revealed in the documentary evidence of the 1912 affair and of a smaller scandal that occurred in 1928. It also ... More


Cultural Regulation, Self-regulation, and Sexuality: A Psycho-Cultural Model of HIV Risk in Latino Gay Men

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses interrelated social and cultural factors that impact the lives of Latino gay men, thus making it impossible for many to reduce risk in their sexual practice. It provides a ... More


The Pain of Pleasure: Consent and the Criminalisation of Sado-Masochistic “Assaults”

Sharon Cowan

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640706
eISBN:
9780748651450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter offers an analysis of the criminalisation of certain sexual practices that have been (wrongly) labelled as assaults. It discusses the criminal cases in Scotland and in England and Wales ... More


Sexual identities

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers the relationship between gender transition and sexual desire, identity, and practice. It starts by investigating the negotiation of sexual desire and identity through ... More


Private Sex

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the assumptions of the Japanese judiciary regarding consensual sex, assumptions the Japanese judiciary reveal as they carefully investigate very personal, private matters. It ... More


Myths of Science, Myths of Sex: Homophobia and HIV Vulnerability in Namibia

Robert Lorway

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032535
eISBN:
9780813039305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter examines how homophobia has led to the neglect of HIV prevention for men who have sex with men throughout much of the African continent and how the fear of AIDS is allowing antigay ... More


Bodyplay: Corporeality in a Discursive Silence

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents a rethinking of the social construction of sexual identities and the sexual construction of society. It centers on the erotic body and its sexual practices, and introduces the ... More


Inarticulate Sex

Dale M. Bauer

in Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents the debate over who could claim sex power and the confusion about the norms of American sex that create a problem. Although sexual identity was no more articulated than sexual ... More


Conclusion: Straights, Post-Closeted Culture, and the Continuum of Identity Practices

James Joseph Dean

in Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762752
eISBN:
9780814785812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762752.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter reflects on the theories and patterns discussed in the previous chapters by arguing that post-closeted cultural dynamic has refashioned sexual identity practices, normative ... More


Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest

Peter Boag

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236042
eISBN:
9780520930698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236042.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the ... More


Negotiating anal intercourse in interracial gay relationships in Hong Kong

in Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This article is about the experience of Chinese gay men in colonial Hong Kong, their relationship with Western partners and their sexual practices. The body of the colonized is a critical space where ... More


Smoke from Fire: Desire and Secrecy in Auki, Solomon Islands

Holly Buchanan-Aruwafu and Rose Maebiru

in Making Sense of AIDS: Culture, Sexuality, and Power in Melanesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831936
eISBN:
9780824869229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831936.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter looks beyond the numbers about HIV to the nuances of desire among young people and the contexts of their lives in order to provide a fuller understanding of the experiences and ... More


Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Jane Ward

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity? This book ... More


‘Miraculous tricks, to earn a living by idling’: Sex for Money and Money for Sex

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses the organisation of the vice trade as an illegal variant of a normal pre-industrial business. The characteristics include the brothel as a small scale, family run workshop, ... More


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