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Gender reversals and gender cultures : anthropological and historical perspectives

Author: Sabrina P Ramet
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital print., [Nachdr. der Ausg.] London 1996View all editions and formats

This collection of original essays explores the historical and cultural diversity of the experience of gender reversal over an exceptional geographical and chronological range. Topics cove- red  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina P Ramet
ISBN: 0415114829 9780415114820 0415114837 9780415114837
OCLC Number: 739836453
Description: XIII, 231 Seiten
Contents: 1. Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures (An Introduction) Sabrina Petra Ramet 2. Traversing Gender: Cultural Context and Gender Practices, Anne Bolin 3. Sumer: Gender, Gender Roles, Gender Role Reversals, Judith Ochshorn 4. Cross Dressing and Cross Purposes: Gender Possibilities in the Acts of Thecla, J.L. Welch 5. Martyrs, Ascetics and Gnostics: Gender Crossing in Early Christianity, Karen Jo Torjensen 6. Cross Dressing, Gender Errors and Sexual Taboos in Renaissance Literature, Winfred Schleiner 7. Elena alias Eleno: Genders, Sexualities, and 'Race' in the Mirror of Natural History in Sixteenth Century Spain, Israel Burshatin 8. Becoming Male: Salvation through Gender Modification in Hinduism and Buddhism, Cynthia Ann Humes 9. Gender, Power and Spectacle in Late Imperial Chinese Theatre, Sophie Volpp 10. Eroticism, Sexuality and Gender Revearsal in Hungarian Culture, Laszlo Kurti 11. Sacred Genders in Siberia: Shamans, Bear Festivals and Androgyny, Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer 12. There is More than Just Women and Men: Gender Variance in North American Indian Cultures, Sabine Lang 13. The Procreactive and Ritual Constitution of Female, Male, and Other: Androgynous Beings in the Cultural Imagination of The Bimin-Kuskusmin of Papua New Guinea, Fitz John Porter Poole
Responsibility: ed. by Sabrina Petra Ramet.


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