Men as Women, Women as Men


Author:
Lang, Sabine|Vantine, John L.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
398
Publisher:
University of Texas Press

Price:
Sale price$41.93
Stock:
In stock

Description

Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures provides an objective, comprehensive study of Native American women-men and men-women across many tribal cultures and an extended time span. Sabine Lang explores such topics as their religious and secular roles; the relation of the roles of women-men and men-women to the roles of women and men in their respective societies; the ways in which gender-role change was carried out, legitimized, and explained in Native American cultures; the widely differing attitudes toward women-men and men-women in tribal cultures; and the role of these figures in Native mythology. Lang's findings challenge the apparent gender equality of the "berdache" institution, as well as the supposed universality of concepts such as homosexuality.

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