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Exotics and Erotics: Human Cultural and Sexual Diversity

2.6 of 5 stars 2.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In the current, fast-paced information age, implicit and explicit images and messages relating to sex and sexuality abound. But sex and sexuality often are misconstrued and misunderstood by those who perceive them through the narrow lens of their own place and time. Middleton's fundamentally anthropological treatment explores universal human sexuality in conjunction with i ...more
Unknown Binding, 147 pages
Published December 14th 2001 by Waveland Press (first published August 1st 2001)
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Audacia Ray
Fuck this book.

Last year when I cast my net in search of potential texts for the "Human Sexuality 101" class I teach at Rutgers, several people recommended Exotics and Erotics to me. It came into my periphery too late to check it out and add to the syllabus, but I decided I would check it out as potential reading for a future class.

It's short - only 120 pages, so I thought it might be a good alternative to a hardcover formal text book to cover some basic stuff. Well: I will stick to my plan of a
Apr 28, 2009 Tortla rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who would like an introduction to anthropology, via sexuality
Shelves: schooly, feministy
I really liked the first chapter, but the second chapter was a little heavy on the this-is-the-basic-idea-behind-anthropology. Definitely interesting, even though I'm not sure if I agree with Malinowski (sp?) being referenced so much, since Weiner has proved his findings wrong (or at least outdated).
Melissa Lee-tammeus
For a textbook, I actually loved this book. We get so used to our Americanized ways of sex and behavior that I found this book incredibly fascinating in how other cultures handle the nuances of sex and sexual behavior. Who knew?
The book was informative, but hipocritical. The author makes a point of discussing the negative points of using sex to sell products, but look at the cover of his book!!!
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