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Herdt, Gilbert H. 1949-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 441 publications in 3 languages and 20,450 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Terminology  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DU740.42, 392.1409953
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Most widely held works about Gilbert H Herdt
 
Most widely held works by Gilbert H Herdt
Guardians of the flutes : idioms of masculinity by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural psychology : essays on comparative human development( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays from leading scholars in anthropology, psychology, and linguistics is an outgrowth of the internationally known "Chicago Symposia on Culture and Human Development." It raises the idea of a new discipline of cultural psychology through the study of the relationship between psyche and culture, subject and object, person and world, with special reference to core areas of human development: cognition, learning, self, personality dynamics, and gender. The essays critically examine such questions as: Is there an intrinsic psychic unity to humankind? Can cultural traditions transform the human psyche, resulting less in psychic unity than in ethnic divergences in mind, self, and emotion? Are psychological processes local or specific to the socio-cultural environments in which they are imbedded?"--Publisher description
Rituals of manhood : male initiation in Papua New Guinea by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of Horizons : how gay and lesbian teens are leading a new way out of the closet by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Horizons, a lesbian and gay social service agency in Chicago, teens gather weekly to get support and share experiences as they begin the process of coming out. When they first join the group, they are often tentative, lonely, and even suicidal as they face the threat of rejection by family and friends. Gilbert Herdt, an anthropologist, and Andrew Boxer, a developmental psychologist, spent two years studying a diverse group of teens at Horizons. In both personal portraits and accounts of group meetings and activities, the authors follow the youth along a path that takes them from loneliness and secrecy to active participation in public gay and lesbian culture. The authors found that the majority of the youth attending the group were not confused about their sexuality; rather they were fearful and unsure about how to express themselves in an intensely homophobic society. When they feel free to come out of the closet, they emerge from this process both psychologically healthy and as socially competent as their heterosexual peers. For the first time in history, self-identified gay and lesbian youth are coming out while they are still in their teenage years. Despite this unprecedented cultural development, there is almost no information available on their lives. As an invisible minority, stereotypes about them still abound: they are confused, or mentally ill, or corrupted and seduced by older homosexuals into a secret society. Children of Horizons is a groundbreaking study that confronts these myths about gay and lesbian youth and explores their real experiences of coming out. Herdt and Boxer have uncovered an important generational change as attitudes about sexual identity are beginning to free our youth from a crippling self-doubt. This study of a new generation of courageous teenagers promises to change the way people understand gay men and lesbians in American society today
Same sex, different cultures : gays and lesbians across cultures by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay culture in America : essays from the field( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Third sex, third gender : beyond sexual dimorphism in culture and history by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most modern discussions of the relationship of biological sex to gender presuppose that there are two genders male and female, founded on the two biological sexes. But not all cultures share this essentialist assumption and even Western societies have not always embraced it. Bringing together historical and anthropological studies, Third Sex, Third Gender challenges the usual emphasis on sexual dimorphism and reproduction, providing a unique perspective on the various forms of socialization of people who are neither "male" nor "female." The existence of a third sex or gender enables us to understand how Byzantine palace eunuchs and Indian hijras met the criteria of special social roles that necessitated practices such as self-castration and how intimate and forbidden desires were expressed among the Dutch Sodomites in the early modern period, the Sapphists of eighteenth-century England or the so-called hermaphrodite-homosexuals of nineteenth-century Europe and America. By contextualizing these practices and by allowing these bodies, meanings and desires to emerge, Third Sex, Third Gender provides a new way to think about sex and gender systems that is crucial to contemporary debates within the social sciences."--Jacket
Ritualized homosexuality in Melanesia( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acht vooraanstaande antropologen verdedigen de these dat westerse ideeën over homo- of heteroseksualiteit geen zin hebben als ze worden toegepast in de context van geslachtsrolwisselingen in delen van Nieuw-Guinea en aangrenzende eilanden
Critical terms for the study of gender by Catharine R Stimpson( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable volume provides an introduction to the study of gender through an exploration of key terms that are a part of everyday discourse in this vital subject. Catharine R. Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt first provide a careful account of the evolution of the study of gender and its relation to women's and sexuality studies, and the twenty-one essays that follow span the study of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences. Each essay presents the history of a given term - from bodies to utopia - and explains the conceptual importance it carries and the kinds of critical work it can be made to do. Distinguished contributors discuss concepts such as desire, identity, justice, kinship, love, race, and religion, revealing the unexpected histories, problems, and possibilities that each term opens up. The result is an essential reference for studying gender in many disciplinary contexts."--
Something to tell you : the road families travel when a child is gay by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the one hand, the book is a carefully researched and scholarly work that will appeal to researchers, policymakers, mental health professionals, and service providers. On the other, it is a highly readable, enjoyable, and informative work for families of gay sons or lesbian daughters."
The Sambia : ritual and gender in New Guinea by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antropologische studie over sexuele gewoonten en rituelen - waaronder mannelijke homosexualiteit een belangrijke plaats inneemt - bij de Sambia-stammen in Papua Nieuw-Guinea
Intimate communications : erotics and the study of culture by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate Communications is the first systematic effort to explore and interpret erotic experience and gender identity in a cross-cultural perspective. This is a dialogioc work that emphasizes the need for exact descriptions of people's statements, feelings, and fantasies, presenting data from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua New Guinea. Using the ethnographic methods of anthropology informed by the clinical techniques of psychoanalysis, Gilbert Herdt and Robert J. Stoller explore the culture and erotics of the Sambia and the role of subjectivity in ethnographic research
The Religious imagination in New Guinea( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay and lesbian youth by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of research on gay and lesbian adolescents consisting of fourteen articles on the formation of homosexual identities, male prostitution among gay and bisexual adolescents, AIDS, and being homosexual in England, Mexico, Brazil, France, and other cultures, and other related topics
Sexual inequalities and social justice( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering collection of ten ethnographically rich essays signals the emergence of a new paradigm of social analysis committed to understanding and analyzing social oppression in the context of sexuality and gender. The contributors, an interdisciplinary group of social scientists representing anthropology, sociology, public health, and psychology, illuminate the role of sexuality in producing and reproducing inequality, difference, and structural violence among a range of populations in various geographic, historical, and cultural arenas. In particular, the essays consider racial minorities including Hispanics, Koreans, and African Americans; discuss disabled people; examine issues including substance abuse, sexual coercion, and HIV/AIDS; and delve into other topics including religion and politics. Rather than emphasizing sexuality as an individual trait, the essays view it as a social phenomenon, focusing in particular on cultural meaning and real-world processes of inequality such as racism and homophobia
Gay and lesbian aging : research and future directions( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The year 2003 marked the 30th anniversary of the landmark "declassification" of homosexuality as a disease by the American Psychiatric Association-a watershed in the lives of gays and lesbians in the United States. For the first time in history, a generation of self-identified lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals are approaching retirement. This volume brings to the forefront important issues concerning the health, mental health, and concomitant special social service needs of the gay and lesbian population and emphasizes the need for more research on aging sexual minorities
21st century sexualities : contemporary issues in health, education, and rights( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring sexuality in the twenty-first century, this unique book collects together more than fifty timely and accessible contributions to create a wide ranging and compelling picture of contemporary American sexuality
Moral panics, sex panics : fear and the fight over sexual rights by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race to illustrate how sexuality is at the heart of many political controversies
Secrecy and cultural reality : utopian ideologies of the New Guinea men's house by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Same sex, different cultures : exploring gay and lesbian lives by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because homoerotic relations can be found in so many cultures, Gilbert Herdt argues that we should think of these relations as part of the human condition. This new cross-cultural study of gays, lesbi."
 
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Cultural psychology : essays on comparative human development
Alternative Names
Gilbert Herdt Amerikaans antropoloog

Herdt, Gilbert

Herdt, Gilbert 1949-

Herdt, Gilbert H.

Herdt, Gilbert H. 1949-

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人類学

Languages
English (277)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

Covers
Cultural psychology : essays on comparative human developmentRituals of manhood : male initiation in Papua New GuineaChildren of Horizons : how gay and lesbian teens are leading a new way out of the closetSame sex, different cultures : gays and lesbians across culturesGay culture in America : essays from the fieldThird sex, third gender : beyond sexual dimorphism in culture and historyRitualized homosexuality in MelanesiaSomething to tell you : the road families travel when a child is gay