Southwest asian and North African terms for homosexual roles

@article{Murray1995SouthwestAA,
  title={Southwest asian and North African terms for homosexual roles},
  author={Stephen O. Murray},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={1995},
  volume={24},
  pages={623-629}
}
  • S. Murray
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • Sociology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Contrary to recent ethnocentric and contemporocentric claims that social categories for homosexual roles did not exist until late 19th-century northern European and North American medical discourse invented some, terms from a range of Islamic societies across a millennium are reviewed. Both age-stratified and gender-stratified sets of terms for male homosexual roles are discussed along with the problem of interpreting absence of evidence of lexemes for egalitarian homosexuality prior to the… 

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