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Myth and Sexuality

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In this fascinating study of the ways in which our ideas about sex and gender are shaped, Jamake Highwater shows that far from being the most natural force of our lives, sexuality is the one most susceptible to cultural influences. Each culture designates various practices as appropriate or inappropriate, moral or immoral, healthy or unhealthy. Author's TV appearances incl ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 1991 by Plume (first published February 26th 1990)
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Adrienne
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very interesting. I liked how sexuality was discussed from different religious and cultural viewpoints.

Trigger Warnings: The chapter (Body as Machine) begins with animal cruelty. The chapter (Body as Commodity) began with a gang-rape. Thought I'd include this, as I would have liked to have been forewarned instead of stumbling upon it by surprise.
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Jamake Highwater is the author of a number of books for children, including The Ceremony of Innocence, a 1985 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and I Wear the Morning Star, a 1988 IRA Young Adult Choice. Mr. Highwater lives in Hampton, CT.
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