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Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America

Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America - 98 edition

Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780312224790

ISBN10: 0312224796

Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America by Will  Ed. Roscoe - ISBN 9780312224790
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Published: 1998
International: No
Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America by Will  Ed. Roscoe - ISBN 9780312224790

ISBN13: 9780312224790

ISBN10: 0312224796

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Summary

In many Native American tribal societies, it was not uncommon for some men to live as women and some women to live as men. In this land, the original America, men who wore women's clothes and did women's work became artists, ambassadors, and religious leaders, and women sometimes became warriors, hunters and even chiefs. Same-sex marriages flourished. Berdachesindividuals who combine male and female social roles with traits unique to their status as a third genderhave been documented in more than 150 North American tribes. By looking at this aspect of non-Western culture, Roscoe challenges the basis of the dualistic way most Americans think about sexuality, and shakes the foundation of the way we understand and define gender.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword--Randy Burns

"Strange Country This": An Introduction to North American Gender Diversity

"That Is My Road": The Life and Times of a Third-Gender Warrior

The One Who Is Changing: Hastiin Klah and the Navajo Nadleehi Tradition

Warrior Women and Women Chiefs: Alternative Identities and Genders for Native Women

Two-Spirited People: Gay Americans Today

Gender without Sex: Toward a Theory of Gender Diversity

Dreams of Power: Third and Fourth Genders in Yuman Culture and History

Close Encounters: A Model of Native Survivance

Narratives of Domination or the Cant of Conquest? Competing Views of Alternative Genders

Conclusion: The Past and Future of Gender Diversity

Glossary of Native Terms for Alternative Gender Roles and Sexuality by Language Family

Tribal Index of Alternative Gender Roles and Sexuality



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