Two-Spirit People

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 28mm | 539.99g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252066456
  • 9780252066450
  • 945,465

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"This volume converts a lifeless, stereotyped image into a vast array of living, breathing, thinking, and talking people." -- William L. Leap, coeditor of Out in the Field: Reflections of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologistsshow more

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