Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

Sabrina P. Ramet


Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

  • Title: Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives
  • Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
  • ISBN: 9780415114837
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback



Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a collection of specially commissioned essays taking a cross cultural and cross historical look at the phenomenon of gender change The contributors document the universality of gender reversals, with chapters ranging from early Christianity, Hindu mythology, ancient Greek rites of Dionysos to Native American traditions and Western Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a collection of specially commissioned essays taking a cross cultural and cross historical look at the phenomenon of gender change The contributors document the universality of gender reversals, with chapters ranging from early Christianity, Hindu mythology, ancient Greek rites of Dionysos to Native American traditions and Western theatre They examine how gender reversals are bound up with taboo, and how this underlies religious and ritual activity Contributors include Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Judith Ochshorn, Winfried Schleiner, and Karen Jo Torjesen.


Recent Comments "Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives"

A fascinating collection of articles looking into gender variations in various cultures at various times. So many of these are new to me, so no comment. I read with interest, though I have to admit some eye-rolling at Sabine Lang's "There is More than Just Women and Men: Gender variance in North American Indian cultures." Because we're not talking about Indian Indians, but Native Americans. It occurred to me that if this were fiction, pitched in an alternate world, editors would look askance at [...]

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