New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xl, 409 pages; VG-; bound in blue cloth, black titling; mild rubbing and wear, slight bowing to boards; interior clean; scarce; shelved case 10.
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Garland Gay and Lesbian Studies Volume 7;
Garland Reference Library of Social Science Volume 686;
This book emphasizes societies independent of European cultural influence, examines sacred shamanism, mandatory homosexual initiation, Filipino callboys, samurai, contemporary Japanese lesbians, native Hawaiian aristocrats and many other interesting and little-known forms of homosexuality which developed in a wide arc from Madagascar through Australia to Siberia. Essays include: Homosexuality among the Tiwi of North Australia / Arnold R. Pilling. Semen depletion and the sense of maleness / Gilbert H. Herdt. The Hwarang of ancient Korea ; Male homosexuality in Japan before the Meiji restoration ; Austronesian gender-defined homosexuality : an introcuction / Stephen O. Murray. Japanese lesbian life / Kittredge Cherry.