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Men as women, women as men : changing gender in Native American cultures

Author: Sabine Lang
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an objective, comprehensive study of Native American women-men and men-women across many tribal cultures and an extended time span. This book explores such topics as their religious and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Études transculturelles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabine Lang
ISBN: 0292747004 9780292747005 0292747012 9780292747012
OCLC Number: 717347385
Description: XVII, 398 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Contents: List of Maps, Tables, and Figures PrefacePart One: Introduction, Background, and DefinitionsChapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Early Sources: Missionaries and Traders, Physicians and Ethnologists Chapter 3: Twentieth-Century ResearchChapter 4: Gender Identity, Gender Role, and Gender StatusPart Two: Gender Role Change by MalesChapter 5: Cross-Dressing and Mixed Gender RolesChapter 6: Cross-Dressing and the Feminine Gender RoleChapter 7: Feminine Activities Without Cross-DressingChapter 8: The Imitation of "Femininity" and IntersexualityChapter 9: Women-Men as "Shamans," Medicine Persons, and HealersChapter 10: Other Specialized Occupations of Women-Men Chapter 11: Partner Relationships and Sexuality Chapter 12: Entrance into the Status of Woman-Man Chapter 13: Women-Men in Native American Cultures: Ideology and Reality Part Three: Gender Role Change by FemalesChapter 14: Cross-Dressing and Mixed Gender RolesChapter 15: Men-Women in Masculine OccupationsChapter 16: Status, Relationships, and Entrance Rituals of Men-WomenChapter 17: Warrior Women and Manly-Hearted WomenPart Four: The Cultural Context of Gender Role ChangeChapter 18: Attitudes Toward Women-Men and Men-WomenChapter 19: Gender Role Change and Homosexuality Chapter 20: Gender Role Change in Native American Oral Traditions Chapter 21: Conclusion References Index
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