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Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People Revised ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0226307435
ISBN-10: 0226307433
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About the Author

Thomas A. Gregor, Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University and author of two volumes on Amazonian peoples, last edited "The Natural History of Peace" (1996). Donald Tuzin is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent book is "The Cassowary's Revenge "(1997).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Revised ed. edition (January 15, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226307433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226307435
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,457,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was forced to read this ethnography in college and it changed my worldview. Now, nearly six years after my read, it still has bookmarked a page in this slackened brain. It contains a thoughtful and sympathetic view of a culture rife with sexual tensions. It provides a valuable window on how sexual roles are developed and perpetuated. I'm very pleased this book is still accessible to the interested and advise anyone reading this to buy. If you need further convincing, or a decent argument in Freudian analysis, please e-mail me. In short, this is a book I offer to others but crave its return. It is a treasure in a host of dust-gathering anthropological ethnographies.
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