Review: kea. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften [kea. Journal for Cultural Sciences] (2001), Issue 14: Heteronormativität [Heteronormativity]

Tilmann Walter


This issue of the journal brings a sample of cultural anthropologists' papers on homosexuality in relation to the "heteronormative" majority. It deals with US-American academic and political debates, methodical problems in perceiving "alien" sexual cultures under the perspective of one's own cultural beliefs and, finally, the point that epistemic subjects have to present and establish themselves as sexual beings "in the field", too. The contributions are informative and instructive to read, but the issue lacks a helpful introduction. It is never discussed whether the first and most important step in deconstructing "heteronormativity" would be to radically take up the question of the dichotomy of "heterosexuality"/"homosexuality" itself.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0302144


homosexuality; queer-theory; cultural anthropology


Copyright (c) 2003 Tilmann Walter

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