Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History / Edition 1

Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History / Edition 1

by Gilbert Herdt
     
 

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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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.

Zone Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942299823
Publisher:
Zone Books
Publication date:
06/06/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
614
Sales rank:
1,171,250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface11
Introduction: Third Sexes and Third Genders21
ILiving in the Shadows: Eunuchs and Gender in Byzantium85
IILondon's Sapphists: From Three Sexes to Four Genders in the Making of Modern Culture111
IIISodomy and the Pursuit of a Third Sex in the Early Modern Period137
IV"A Female Soul in a Male Body": Sexual Inversion as Gender Inversion in Nineteenth-Century Sexology213
VWoman Becomes Man in the Balkans241
VIPolynesian Gender Liminality Through Time and Space285
VIIHow to Become a Berdache: Toward a Unified Analysis of Gender Diversity329
VIIIHijras: An Alternative Sex and Gender Role in India373
IXMistaken Sex: Culture, Biology and the Third Sex in New Guinea419
XTranscending and Transgendering: Male-to-Female Transsexuals, Dichotomy and Diversity447
Notes487
Contributors597
Index599

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