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Type: Paper
Paper Title: ESTHER NEWTON MADE ME GAY
Author: TOM BOELLSTORFF (University of California-Irvine)   
Date/Time: Fri., 4:45 PM
Co-Author(s): TOM BOELLSTORFF (University of California-Irvine) 
Abstract: In this talk, I locate Esther Newton’s work in three distinct but interlinked ways. First, I trace its position and influence in the history of anthropological theory and practice. Second, I trace its position and influence in queer anthropology. Finally, playing off of Newton’s analysis in her book Margaret Mead Made Me Gay, I trace how her work has inspired at least two generations of anthropologists who identify in terms of nonnormative gender and/or sexuality. I conclude by drawing together these three lines of analysis to ask how Esther Newton has, in a sense, made anthropology gay.

Program Number: 3-0815
Session Title: THE MOTHER (CAMP) OF US ALL: LGBT ANTHROPOLOGY HONORS ESTHER NEWTON
Session Sponsor: Association for Queer Anthropology
Session Date/Time: Fri., 1:45 PM-5:30 PM
Organizer(s): ELLEN LEWIN (University of Iowa) 
Chair(s): ELLEN LEWIN (University of Iowa)  
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