Ethnographic bibliography on male nudity

Jack Kroll (jkroll@UTXVMS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU)
Sat, 13 Jul 1996 15:41:50 -0600

Could someone help me identify some reliable ethnographic studies on male
nudity/genital display in tribal societies? I am a classical
archaeologist/historian with an interest in the origin and meaning of
nudity in ancient Greek athletics and (I believe also) in early Greek
warfare. To my knowledge this issue has never been discussed from the
perspective of comparative ethnology, although I'm sure there must be a
huge literature out there on clothed vs unclothed societies, on the
presumption of intensified male agressive potency through genital
presentation, and the like.

At this stage, I just need to get started and would be grateful for any few
citations that might be helpful.

Are there any specialists in this area I might contact?

John H. Kroll
Department of Classics (512) 471-7890
The University of Texas at Austin fax (512) 471-4111
Austin, TX 78712-1181