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Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture (edició 1992)

de Walter L. Williams (Autor)

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Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association; Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology Author’s note: Shortly after the second revised edition this book was published in 1992, the term "Two-Spirit Person" became more popular among native people than the older anthropological term "berdache." When I learned of this new term, I began strongly supporting the use of this newer term. I believe that people should be able to call themselves whatever they wish, and scholars should respect and acknowledge their change of terminology. I went on record early on in convincing other anthropologists to shift away from use of the word berdache and in favor of using Two-Spirit. Nevertheless, because this book continues to be sold with the use of berdache, many people have assumed that I am resisting the newer term. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unless continued sales of this book will justify the publication of a third revised edition in the future, it is not possible to rewrite what is already printed, Therefore, I urge readers of this book, as well as activists who are working to gain more respect for gender variance, mentally to substitute the term "Two-Spirit" in the place of "berdache" when reading this text. -- Walter L. Williams, Los Angeles, 2006… (més)
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Títol:Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture
Autors:Walter L. Williams (Autor)
Informació:Beacon Press (1992), 368 pages
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Walther L. Williams legt een heel serieuze studie neer over berdaches of two-spirits. Zelden zo breed gezien. Een half punt af van de quotering omdat Williams zijn eigen positie als homoseksuele man soms te veel laat doorklinken - Walther L. Williams lays down a very serious study on berdaches or two-spirits. I have seldom seen it this thorough. I have removed a half point from the rating because I fear Williams has let his own position as a homosexual man influence his interpretation of the berdache too much. ( )
  Maretak | Dec 8, 2008 |
This book explores the idea of the "third gender" in American Indian societies, especially concerning its role in their daily lives and the effects of European influence. It gives an enlightening view of gender and sexuality from a completely different perspective from our Christian-dominated values. It also presents a lot of historical information from the colonial periods that you probably didn't read about in your high school history book. ( )
  irishkitsune | Feb 1, 2008 |
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Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association; Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology Author’s note: Shortly after the second revised edition this book was published in 1992, the term "Two-Spirit Person" became more popular among native people than the older anthropological term "berdache." When I learned of this new term, I began strongly supporting the use of this newer term. I believe that people should be able to call themselves whatever they wish, and scholars should respect and acknowledge their change of terminology. I went on record early on in convincing other anthropologists to shift away from use of the word berdache and in favor of using Two-Spirit. Nevertheless, because this book continues to be sold with the use of berdache, many people have assumed that I am resisting the newer term. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unless continued sales of this book will justify the publication of a third revised edition in the future, it is not possible to rewrite what is already printed, Therefore, I urge readers of this book, as well as activists who are working to gain more respect for gender variance, mentally to substitute the term "Two-Spirit" in the place of "berdache" when reading this text. -- Walter L. Williams, Los Angeles, 2006

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