celibacy anyone?

E J Sobo (E.J.Sobo@DURHAM.AC.UK)
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 11:27:09 +0000


Not Tonight: Anthropological Approaches to Celibacy
[just a working title - a sense of humor never hurts!]

The field of sexual studies has undergone a recent efflorescence. The
literature contains reports on a great variety of exciting and creative
work. But surprisingly little attention has been focused on the sexual
activity of celibacy. Sandra Bell and Elisa Sobo, both of U Durham (UK),
are editing a volume on this topic.

The collection will include papers on celibacy, chastity, avowed
virginity, etc. We are particularly interested in papers that combine
ethnographic material with sound theoretical discussions. Anyone with
papers in progress or with data soon to be written up is encouraged to
contact Bell and Sobo at the following address or, better yet, by e-mail
at E.J.Sobo@Durham.ac.uk or Sandra.Bell@Durham.ac.uk.

Drs Sandra Bell & EJ Sobo
University of Durham
43 Old Elvet
Durham DH1 3HN (UK)

Phone: 011-44-191-374-2857 (Bell), -2846 (Sobo), -2841/0 (Secretary)

Fax: 011-44-191-374-2870

Anthro; U of Durham; 43 Old Elvet; Durham DH1 3HN (UK)
ph (0191) 374-2846; fax 374-2870; international code (011-44-191)