Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

1st Edition

Sabrina Petra Ramet

Routledge
Published November 14, 1996
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415114837 - CAT# RU12956

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Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a collection of specially commissioned essays taking a cross cultural and cross historical perspective on the subject. The book documents the universality of gender reversals, with chapters ranging from early Christianity up to the present. It examines how gender reversals are bound up with taboo, and how this underlies various religious and ritual activities. Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures also shows how attitudes to gender-reversal can reveal much about a particular culture. Anne Bolin, Elon College, Judith Ochshorn, University of South Florida, Karen Torjesen, Claremont Graduate School, California, Julia Welch, Winfried Schleiner, Unive

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