"Rica 'tte Kanji!?"to be used for Brandeis U. Anthropology class
- February 14, 2006
[For Immediate Release]
Yuri Manga "Rica 'tte Kanji!?" from ALC Publishing to be included in
Brandeis University Anthropology curriculum.
Professor Kerridwen Luis has chosen "Rica 'tte Kanji!?" by Rica
Takashima as a textbook for Anthropology 166B at Brandeis University,
for the Spring 2006 semester.
Professor Luis describes the class: "This class will cover some (not
all!) of the current ethnography dealing with non-heteronormative
sexualities cross-culturally. Why "non-heteronormative" instead of
"non-heterosexual?" Well, the divide between hetero- and homo- that
Western culture tends to insist on may not exist in other cultures.
Since sexuality is complex, it is difficult to apply our own
assumptions and labels (such as "gay, lesbian, bisexual") to the
desires, loves, and sexual activity of other people-- boundaries may
be more fluid (or more rigid) and identities differently constructed.
Sexuality may even impact gender and the body; the formation of
identities in different cultural contexts may be a two-way street.
This class will examine how those identities are created, some of the
vast array of diverse human activity in this area, how the social
sciences have handled this topic, and how different perspectives,
race, class, culture, and ethnicity all influence how these matters
Keridwen N. Luis is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at Brandeis
University. Her study interests include folk conceptions of culture
and culture theory, women's studies, gender studies, nonheternormative
sexualities, intentional communities, consciously created culture,
ghost story narratives and belief, personhood, agency and identity.
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