Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk expands on Carpenter’s idea of the Intermediate type; a person of mixed sexes such as a feminine body with a masculine mind or vice versa. Originally published in 1914, this text explores the role that intermediate types played amongst early civilisations as well as in religion and military situations. Whilst later civilisations tended to look down on those who did not fit into traditional gender roles, some early peoples saw intermediate types as important figures in their social organisation. This title will be of interest to students of sociology, gender studies and anthropology.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: The Intermediate in the Service of Religion; 1. As Prophet or Priest 2. As Wizard or Witch 3. As Inventors of the Arts and Crafts 4. Hermaphrodism Among Gods and Mortals; Part 2: The Intermediate as Warrior; 5. The Dorian Military Comradeship 6. Its Relation to the Status of Woman 7. Its Relation to Civic Life and Religion 8. The Samurai of Japan: And their Ideal; Conclusion; Index.