INDEX: [General History] [Anthologies] [Lesbian: General] [Pre-Modern Lesbian] [Modern Lesbian] [Literary History] [Language] [Art & Film] [Theory] [Famous Homosexuals] [Ancient] [Medieval] [Early Modern] [Renaissance] [European] [English Early Modern] [English Modern] [German] [Dutch] [French] [Spain & Portugal] [Pre-Modern American] [Modern American] [China, India and Japan] [Middle East] [Latin America] [Africa] [Colonial and Non-European]
Updated 25 February 2008


Adam, Barry
"Age, structure, and sexuality: reflections on the anthropological evidence on homosexual relations", Journal of Homosexuality, 11 (1985), pp. 19-33.
Adam, Barry
"Structural foundations of the gay world", Comparative Study of Society and History, 27(4) (October 1985), pp. 658-71.
Aldrich, Robert
Colonialism and Homosexuality. Routledge, 2002.
Blacking, John
"Uses of the kinship idiom in friendships at some Venda and Zulu schools", in J. Argyle and E. Preston-Whyte (eds), Social System and Tradition in Southern Arica, Oxford, 1978.
Blackwood, Evelyn (ed.)
The Many Faces of Homosexuality: Anthropological Approaches to Homosexual Behavior. 1986.
Bleys, Rudi C.
The Geography of Perversion: Male-to-male Sexual Behavior outside the West and the Ethnographic Imagination 1750-1918. London: Cassell, 1996.
Churchill, Wainwright
Homosexual Behavior Among Males: A Cross- Cultural and Cross-Species Investigation. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1967. Chapters 4, 7, 8, 10 deal with history.
Conner, Randolph P. Lundschen, David Hatfield Sparks and Mariya Sparks
Encyclopaedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit. London: Cassell, 1997.
Creed, Gerald W.
"Sexual subordination: Institutionalized homosexuality and social control in Melanesia", in Goldberg, Reclaiming Sodom (1994), pp. 66-94.
Gay, Judith
"`Mummies and babies' and friends and lovers in Lesotho", Journal of Homosexuality, 11, nos. 3-4, 1985. (regarding fictive kinship systems)
Herdt, Gilbert
Guardians of the Flutes: Idioms of Masculinity: A Study of Ritualized Homosexual Behavior. New York: McGraw Hill, 1981.
Herdt, Gilbert H. (ed.)
Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.
Herdt, Gilbert H. (ed.)
Gay Culture in America: Essays from the Field. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
Herdt, Gilbert H.
Same Sex, Different Cultures: Exploring Gay and Lesbian Lives. Westview Press, 1997.
Herdt, Gilbert H. (ed.)
Sexual cultures and migration in the era of AIDS: anthropoligical and demographic perspectives. International Studies in Demography Series, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Herdt, Gilberg (ed.)
Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History. New York: Zone Books, 1994.
Lockard, Denyse
"The lesbian community: an anthropological approach", Journal of Homosexuality, 2 (3) (1985), pp. 83-95. Lesbian folklore.
Markowitz, Fran and Ashkenazi, Michael (eds)
Sex, Sexuality and the Anthropologist. University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Murray, Stephen O. and Roscoe, Will (editors)
Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities. St Martin's Press, 1998
Robertson, Jennifer (ed.)
Same-sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader (Blackwell, 2004). List of Contents.
Roscoe, Will
Gay Spirit: A Gay Men's Myth Book. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. (Survey of gay archetypes, mainly transgender)
Sawyer, Ethel
"A study of a public lesbian community", Washington University, Sociology-Anthropology Essay Series, September 1965. Regarding the butch/femme controversy.
Seabrook, Jeremy and Gopalan, Anjali
Love in a Different Climate : Men Who Have Sex with Men in India. Verso Books, 1999
Schmitt, Arno and Sofer, Jehoeda (Editors)
Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies). Harrington Park Press, 1991
Vanita, Ruth and Kidwai, Saleem (Editors)
Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History. St Martin's Press, 2001

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