1st Edition

Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures Anthropological and Historical Perspectives

Edited By Sabrina Petra Ramet Copyright 1997
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    Chapter 1 Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures, Sabrina Petra Ramet; Chapter 2 Traversing Gender, Anne Bolin; Chapter 3 Sumer, Judith Ochshorn; Chapter 4 Cross-Dressing and Cross-Purposes, J.L. Welch; Chapter 5 Martyrs, Ascetics, and Gnostics, Karen Jo Torjesen; Chapter 6 Cross-Dressing, Gender Errors, and Sexual Taboos in Renaissance Literature, Winfried Schleiner; Chapter 7 Elena Alias Eleno, Israel Burshatin; Chapter 8 Becoming Male, Cynthia Ann Humes; Chapter 9 Gender, Power and Spectacle in Late-Imperial Chinese Theater, Sophie Volpp; Chapter 10 Eroticism, Sexuality, and Gender Reversal in Hungarian Culture, László Kürti; Chapter 11 Sacred Genders in Siberia, Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer; Chapter 12 There is More than Just Women and Men, Sabine Lang; Chapter 13 The Procreative and Ritual Constitution of Female, Male, and Other, Fitz john Porter Poole;


    Sabrina Petra Ramet is Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of several books, including Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia 1962–1991 (1992) and Social Currents in Eastern Europe (1995).