Bockting Psychology Read more Read less. For instance, in the chapter on multiple genders in Native America, Nanda lists different characteristics of gender variant persons without naming the tribes to which they belong. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
It is particularly ironic that Kulick employs the same condescension here as those he chides in the introduction—the only two people he knew who had conducted ethnographic work with transgender people in Latin America. Don't have a Kindle? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Jun 14, Mike Mena rated it it was amazing.
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Whether it's how they have boyfriends who will pretty much only stick around as long as the goods an I had to read this book for my Sex and Culture class this semester, and unlike some books I've had to read for Anthropology classes this wasn't dry, it was actually really well written and very interesting.
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Furthermore, Kulick suggests that travestis —far from deviating from normative gendered expectations—may in fact distill and perfect the messages that give meaning to gender throughout Brazilian society and possibly throughout much of Latin America.
Morgan M. In her introduction she stresses, however, that it is important to understand that social attitudes towards transgendered people are very complex. Kulick also looks at how travestis earn their living through prostitution and discusses the reasons prostitution, for most travestis, is a positive and affirmative experience.
This was a topic I did not know too much about and it was very eye-opening to read about another country's cultural habits. Yet they do everything like women. Crime Law Soc Change 43, —