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

Changing Ones : Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America (ISBN10: 0312224796; ISBN13: 9780312224790)
ISBN13: 978-0312224790
ISBN10: 0312224796

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0312175399, 978-0333731291
ISBN10: 0312175396, 0333731298

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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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