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

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Family & relationships,
  • Native American Sociology,
  • Sex Relations,
  • Social Science,
  • Ethnic Issues,
  • Sociology,
  • North America,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Social Science / Native American Studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Gays,
  • Identity,
  • Indian women,
  • Indians of North America,
  • Sexual behavior

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsSue-Ellen Jacobs (Editor), Wesley Thomas (Editor), Sabine Lang (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9646520M
ISBN 100252023447
ISBN 109780252023446

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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, transgendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose . Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and/5(13). Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and lesbians/5(3). 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.

Two spirit people typically formed sexual and emotional relationships with non-two spirit members of their own sex, forming both short- and long-term relationships. Among the Lakota, Mohave, Crow, Cheyenne, and others, two spirit people were believed to be lucky in love, and able to bestow this luck on others. In sociology and anthropology, The Two Spirit people are studied as examples of transgender culture, which some Native Americans have been refuting. A small but growing number of scholars are beginning to re-examine how Native Americans culturally conceive of the Two Spirit people from an Indigenous historical perspective. In Two-Spirit (also two spirit or, occasionally, twospirited) is a modern, pan-Indian, umbrella term used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe Native people in their communities who fulfill a traditional third-gender (or other gender-variant) ceremonial role in their cultures.. The term two-spirit was created in at the Indigenous lesbian and gay international gathering in .   This week's guest editor, Antony Hegarty, is a fan of the book The Spirit and the Flesh. He asked its author, Walter L Williams, to write a .

Two-spirit People Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (Book): #Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.   Two Spirit people held significant roles and were an integral part of a tribal social structures. Two Spirit people held a meaningful place in the sacred hoop. In many tribes Two Spirits were balance keepers. Thought to be the “dusk” between the male morning, and the female evening. As the role has evolved over time as necessary, the Reviews: In commemoration of Indigenous People’s Day, here are 12 Native American and First Nation queer, two-spirit, lesbian, agender and otherwise relevant-to .   Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and Brand: Taylor And Francis.