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Two Spirit People American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men (Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Gay & Lesbian Social Services , Vol 6, No 2) (Monograph ... Gay & Lesbian Social Services , Vol 6, No 2) by Lester B. Brown

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Published by Haworth Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gay studies (Gay men),
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Social conditions,
  • Indian lesbians,
  • Homosexuality,
  • Native American Sociology,
  • United States,
  • Social Science,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction,
  • North America,
  • Lesbian Studies,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Indian gays,
  • Services for

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8151712M
ISBN 100789000032
ISBN 109780789000033

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This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, transgendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex--this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native. Two-Spirit People book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non /5. Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and/5(13).

Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex assuming the identity of the opposite sex in some form), and gays and lesbians/5(3). In sociology and anthropology, The Two Spirit people are studied as examples of transgender culture, which some Native Americans have been refuting. A small but growing number of scholars are beginning to re-examine how Native Americans culturally conceive of the Two Spirit people from an Indigenous historical perspective. In Two spirit people typically formed sexual and emotional relationships with non-two spirit members of their own sex, forming both short- and long-term relationships. Among the Lakota, Mohave, Crow, Cheyenne, and others, two spirit people were believed to be lucky in love, and able to bestow this luck on others. Two-spirit People Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (Book): #Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.

  Two Spirit people held significant roles and were an integral part of a tribal social structures. Two Spirit people held a meaningful place in the sacred hoop. In many tribes Two Spirits were balance keepers. Thought to be the “dusk” between the male morning, and the female evening. As the role has evolved over time as necessary, the Reviews: The film explores the contemporary lives and history of Native two-spirit people — who combine the traits of both men and women with qualities that are also unique to individuals who express. Richard LaFortune, also known as Anguksuar (Yupik for Little Man), (born in Bethel, Alaska), is a two spirit activist, author, community organizer, and artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. LaFortune was an early organizer of the Native American LGBT community in the s and co-founded the Two Spirit Press Room (2SPR).. In , LaFortune helped to organize a meeting of LGBT Native Born: Book Review of Jacobs et al, Two Spirit