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Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures:…

Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical…

by Sabrina Petra Ramet

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415114837, Paperback)

This text comprises a collection of commissioned essays taking a cross-cultural and cross-historical perspective on the subject. It 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. The book also shows how attitudes to gender reversal can reveal much about a particular culture.

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The original essays in Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures explore the historical and cultural diversity of the experience of gender reversal over an exceptional geographical and chronological range. The contributors bring a unique mixture of perspectives to bear on the subject, with backgrounds in anthropology, history, literature, political science, comparative religion and women's studies. They reveal the complex relation of gender reversal to taboo, and show how differing attitudes reveal much about particular cultures.… (more)

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