These laws are not for now or for yesterday, they are alive forever; and no one knows when they were shown to us first. I did not intend to pay, before the gods, for breaking these laws because of my fear of one man and his principles. Since I will die, and early, I call this profit. Anyone who lives the troubled life I do must benefit from death. One of the underlying themes of this book has been to view the Trobriand universe within a perspective that gives as much weight to the cosmic order as to the social order…. Trobriand women have power which is publicly recognized on both sociopolitical and cosmic planes….
"The Anthropology of Sexuality: Discourse and Sex Work" by Sophie A. Maksimowski
Sophie A. Maksimowski , University of Guelph Follow. This article provides an overview of the historical development of theory in the Anthropology of Sexuality. Taking a Foucaultian perspective, the discourse on sexuality that emerged in the Victorian era will be critiqued as a constructed tool to ensure social and moral conformity. Discourse, particularly with respect to sexuality, has been a means to conscript bounded groups of people to serve historically defined goals in the production of knowledge.
Anthropology of Sex, Gender, and Power – Anthro 411
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Most of us are convinced that we excel at being clearheaded, humane thinkers when it comes to sex. We appeal, and admirably so, to notions such as harm and consent. Scientists have found that since we would be harmed by a certain sex act, we presume others would be harmed as well.