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Herdt, Gilbert H. 1949-

Works: 81 works in 461 publications in 3 languages and 20,572 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  History  Terminology  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DU740.42, 392.1409953
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gilbert H Herdt
Most widely held works by Gilbert H Herdt
Same sex, different cultures : gays and lesbians across cultures by Gilbert H Herdt( )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 2,055 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."
Something to tell you : the road families travel when a child is gay by Gilbert H Herdt( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,011 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."
Secrecy and cultural reality : utopian ideologies of the New Guinea men's house by Gilbert H Herdt( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling study of male ritual secrecy and its impact on the cultures of Melanesia and Papua New Guinea
Sexual inequalities and social justice( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: 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. The authors address the complex and challenging question of how the research under discussion here can make a real contribution to the struggle for social justice
Gay and lesbian aging : research and future directions( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,446 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
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 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural psychology : essays on comparative human development( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 839 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 )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rituals of Manhood provides some of the most dramatic and richly textured accounts of ritual passages known to anthropologists of the late twentieth century. When in an earlier time anthropologists and sociologists described collective initiation rituals, the political and gender aspects of these practices were seldom underscored. Today, the power relationships of the body and domination, and the social arena of gender politics are widely regarded as critical to the cultural meaning and interpretation."--Provided by publisher
Moral panics, sex panics : fear and the fight over sexual rights by Gilbert H Herdt( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 750 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
21st century sexualities : contemporary issues in health, education, and rights( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 723 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
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 714 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
Third sex, third gender : beyond sexual dimorphism in culture and history by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 701 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
Gay culture in America : essays from the field( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritualized homosexuality in Melanesia( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual behavior in a non-Western culture area. The book as a whole indicates that contemporary theories of sex and gender development need revision in light of the Melanesian findings
Critical terms for the study of gender by Catharine R Stimpson( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 616 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."--
The Sambia : ritual and gender in New Guinea by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own. Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature
Intimate communications : erotics and the study of culture by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 457 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 held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay and lesbian youth by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 427 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
Culture and sexual risk : anthropological perspectives on AIDS by H Brummelhuis( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Culture and Sexual Risk: Anthropological Perspectives on AIDS, Han ten Brummelhuis and Gilbert Herdt provide the intense examination of sexual risk and its cultural configurations heretofore missing from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western gay men speak to the pressing methodological, conceptual, and theoretical needs in HIV / AIDS research and also the understanding and documentation of gay men's lives within the emerging corpus of lesbian and gay studies. The chapters on the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti, and Africa provide an understanding of the cultural, political, and economic contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV / AIDS in these cultures." "This book addresses many controversial themes that have emerged over the last few years: the ethics of sex research, the role of Western anthropologists in developing nations, the role of heterosexuals in AIDS research, and the impact of AIDS on the discipline of anthropology."--Jacket
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Same sex, different cultures : gays and lesbians across cultures
Something to tell you : the road families travel when a child is gaySecrecy and cultural reality : utopian ideologies of the New Guinea men's houseSexual inequalities and social justiceGay and lesbian aging : research and future directionsGuardians of the flutes : idioms of masculinityCultural psychology : essays on comparative human developmentRituals of manhood : male initiation in Papua New GuineaMoral panics, sex panics : fear and the fight over sexual rights
Alternative Names
Gilbert H. Herdt

Gilbert Herdt Amerikaans antropoloog

Herdt Gilbert

Herdt, Gilbert 1949-

Herdt, Gilbert H.

Herdt, Gilbert H. 1949-

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