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Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations

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How can we gain new understandings about sex, gender, and sexuality? What are the relationships between culture and gender diversity? How has the diffusion of Euro-American culture affected the sex/gender ideologies of non-European cultures? This eye-opening account of the differences in how sex/gender diversity is experienced in seven cultures raises our consciousness and ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Waveland Press
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Zora
Dec 18, 2014 Zora rated it liked it
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I enjoyed learning about individuals whose gender and sexuality varies from the heteronormative gender categories in most Western societies. This text was used as a fundamental piece in understanding different expressions of gender and sexuality cross culturally, through an anthropology course focused on the distinction between gender, sexuality, and socially constructed roles attributed to gender. I liked how the text focused on the experiences of such gender and sexually variant individuals fr ...more
Elfdart
Jul 13, 2010 Elfdart rated it it was amazing
this was a very readable book about the idea of gender and how it’s not as black and white as some would love to make it. it basically take a look at different cultures and documents how they view gender. when we think gender, in the society we live in (that i am sometimes not that happy about being a part of) we think of only two possibilities, male and female. homosexuals are still men or women if they like someone of the same gender, they’re just weird (dripping with sarcasm). however, what w ...more
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Jan 31, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
A very interesting look at gender and sexuality in different cultures. Easy to read and doesn't bore you with lots of technical jargon or research studies.
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It gets a bit repetitive after a while, but it was overall quite interesting, and I especially liked the pictures and the film suggestions at the end (two of which I've seen, which made me feel special).
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Feb 28, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it
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This is the kind of book to give to someone who thinks there are only two genders. Very interesting.
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