Carole S. Vance is an anthropologist, specializes in sexuality, human rights, health, gender, medical anthropology, cultures of science and biomedicine, and ethnographic methods.
- The physiology of orgasm and penile erection no more explain a culture's sexual schema than the auditory range of the human ear explains its music.
- "Social Construction Theory and Sexuality", quoted in Maus, Fred Everett (2004). "Sexual and Musical Categories", The Pleasure of Modernist Music, p.158. ISBN 1580461433