anthropology, charismatic movements, human sexuality,
family systems, complex societies; China, Inner
I am a relentless field ethnographer who is currently
working on a variety of projects that range from doing a
restudy of Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolian
Autonomous region, People's Republic of China, to
writing an ethnography of a specific Mormon polygamous
community. I am also conducting research for a book
tentatively titled A Case for Emotional Monogamy. It is
my contention that we Homo sapiens are not sexually
monogamous as a species as much as we are emotionally
monogamous. The book explores the implications of this
issue for understanding human sexual behavior.
William Jankowiak's EVOS (Evolution Studies Program)
Seminar at Binghampton University:
(with Heber Hammon) “One Vision: The Making, Unmaking
and Remaking of an American Polygamous Community.” In
Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical,
Cultural, and Legal Issues Edited by Cardell K. Jacobson
and Lara Burton, Oxford University Press (in press).
2009. (co-editor Jiemin Bao) Polygynous Society:
Ethnographic Overviews from Five Cultures, Special Issue
2008. (edited) Intimacies: Sex and Love Across
Cultures. (Columbia University Press).
2004. Well Being, Family Affections, and Ethical
Nationalism in Urban China. (guest editor) Special Joint
Issue for The Journal of Urban Anthropology and Studies
of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development
2008. “Well Being, Cultural Pathology, and
Personal Rejuvenation in a Chinese City: 1981- 2005. In
The Good Life: Well Being in Anthropological
Perspective. Gordon Matthews and Carol Izquierdo,
editors. Oxford (England): Berghahn Publishers.
2008. Ethnicity and Chinese Identity. In China
Handbook, editor Kam Louie. Cambridge: Cambridge
2008. (with Laura Mixson) I Have His Heart,
Swinging Is Just Sex: The Ritualization of Sex and the
Rejuvenation of the Love Bond in an American Spouse
Exchange Community. In Intimacies: Between Love and Sex
Around the World, W. Jankowiak, ed. Columbia University
2008. “Neighbors, Family, and Grandparents: In
Urban China Affection Counts ” In Chinese Kinship and
Relatedness: Some Contemporary Anthropological
Perspectives. Susanne Brandstader and Goncalo Duro dos
Santos eds. Routledge Publishers: 67-92.
2008. (with Peter Gray and Kelly Hatman)
Globalizing Evolution: Female Choice, Nationality, and
Perception of “Sexual Beauty” in China. Journal of
Cross-Cultural Research, Vol.10:1-22:248-269.