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Third sex, third gender : beyond sexual dimorphism in culture and history

Author: Gilbert H Herdt
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert H Herdt
ISBN: 0942299817 9780942299816
OCLC Number: 123251381
Description: 614 pages
Contents: Living in the shadows: eunuchs and gender in Byzantium / K.M. Ringrose --
London's Sapphists: from three sexes to four genders in the making of modern culture / R. Trumbach --
Sodomy and the pursuit of a third sex in the early modern period / The van der Meer --
"A female soul in a male body": sexual inversion as gender inversion in nineteenth-century sexology / G. Hekma --
Woman becomes man in the Balkans / R. Grémaux --
Polynesian gender liminality through time and space / N. Besnier --
How to become a Berdache: toward a unified analysis of gender diversity / W. Roscoe --
Hijras: an alternative sex and gender role in India / S. Nanda --
Mistaken sex: culture, biology and the third sex in New Guinea / G. Herdt --
Transcending and transgendering: male-to-female transsexuals, dichotomy and diversity / Anne Bolin.
Other Titles: 3rd sex, 3rd gender.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Gilbert Herdt.

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