Carole Vance

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Carole S. Vance is an anthropologist, specializes in sexuality, human rights, health, gender, medical anthropology, cultures of science and biomedicine, and ethnographic methods.[1]


  • 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


  1. Carol Vance (sic). Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University. Retrieved on 2007-09-05.