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

Author: Gilbert H Herdt
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1994.
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: [Études diverses]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert H Herdt
ISBN: 0942299817 9780942299816
OCLC Number: 757664830
Description: 614 p. : ill
Contents: Introduction, Gilbert Herdt; living in the shadows - eunuchs and gender in Byzantium, Kathryn M. Ringrose; London's Sapphists - from three sexes to four genders in the making of modern culture, Randolph Trumbach; sodomy and the pursuit of the third sex in early modern Europe, Theo van der Meer; woman becomes man in the Balkans, Rene Gremaux; a female soul in a male body - sexual inversion as gender inversion in nineteenth century sexology, Gert Hekman; the Hijras - an alternative sex and gender role in India, Serna Nanda; how to become a berdache - towards a unified analysis of gender diversity, Will Roscoe; the third sex among the Sambia, Gilbert Herdt; the Waria of Indonesia - a traditional third gender role, Robert Oostvogels; transcending and transgendering - male to female transsexuals in the United States, Anne Bolin; historical and cultural reconsideration of the Mahu third gender in Tahitia, Niko Besnier.
Responsibility: edited by Gilbert Herdt.

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