Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality

Title:      Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality
Categories:      Gender Diversity / Transgender
ResourceID:      0252066456
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ISBN-10(13):      0252066456
Publisher:      University of Illinois Press
Publication date:      1997-07-01
Edition:      First Edition
Number of pages:      331
Language:      Not specified
Price:      20.21 USD
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Product Description
This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people - individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex - this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures.

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This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people - individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex - this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures.

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