Bolsonaro served seven consecutive terms in Congress, with little to show for his time there; very few of his bills were approved. But there are a lot of competent women out there. If they walk around holding hands, kissing, it will lose value!
This book unveils an ignored aspect of the Brazilian history: how the colonization of the country shaped the sexuality of its indigenous population. Based on textual research, the authors show how the government and religious institutions gradually imposed the family model considered as "normal" to Brazilian indigenous gays through forced labor, punishment, marriages with non-indigenous and other methods. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents.
THE Brazilian Amazon is home to mysterious uncontacted tribes, who live isolated lives deep in the jungle, unaware of modern life. Experts believe there are still hundreds of mysterious undiscovered tribes living in the Amazon region. IN THE heart of the Amazon there are still hundreds of mysterious uncontacted tribes living their lives completely oblivious to the modern world.
Gay prides and same-sex marriage tend to be perceived as symbols of modernity. The non-modern is in Amazonia, where Indigenous peoples live in a wild Eden untouched by global forces. Yet there are gay prides and same-sex marriages in Amazonia too. There are drag queen contests in old rubber towns.
Jump to navigation. What your dreams make you Native Americans not only accepted lesbian and gay people, they also respected them as prophets, hunters or healers. Rae Trewartha looks at homosexuality in traditional culture.
The indigenous peoples of the Amazon rain forest are the shock troops in the struggle against climate change. It also affects our culture. It is also home to an unparalleled diversity of animal and plant species as well as roughly one million indigenous people in Brazil alone.
The present article inquires into the ways in which a presumed Brazilian "managing" of sexual categories or identities mainly related to male homosexuality has been conceived of in anthropology since the end of thesometimes becoming an axis for building and maintaining a national identity characterized as exotic, backward and non-Western. We also trace parallels between two historical moments of reflection regarding the links between sexuality, culture and politics, briefly reviewing some of the early theoretical and empirical contributions that prefigure the central concerns and conceptualizations of today's sexuality studies: the instability and fluidity of sexual identities and the entanglement of sexuality with dynamic and contextual power relationships and social hierarchies. At a certain point in his ethnography of the world of travestis 1 in Salvador Bahia, the anthropologist Don Kulick analyzes the relationship his informants maintain with their boyfriends or "husbands". His main informant claims that, if the truth be told, the fact that travestis "support" their boyfriends with money and presents demonstrates the power that the travestis' exert over their boyfriends.
When sex means reproduction, certain proclivities may simply not be part of cultural models of sexuality. Barry and Bonnie Hewlett had been studying the Aka and Ngandu people of central Africa for many years before they began to specifically study the groups' sexuality. As they reported in the journal African Study Monographsthe married couple of anthropologists from Washington State University "decided to systematically study sexual behavior after several campfire discussions with married middle-aged Aka men who mentioned in passing that they had sex three or four times during the night.