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eBook Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations ePub

by Serena Nanda

  • ISBN: 1577660749
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Serena Nanda
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc (October 7, 1999)
  • Pages: 127
  • ePub book: 1909 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1636 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 371

Description

This book is full of interesting information about various cross-gender manifestations in different cultures.

This book is full of interesting information about various cross-gender manifestations in different cultures. It also gives some additional perspectives as to why our world is so sexist and male dominated.

Anthropologist Serena Nanda has heralded the importance of understanding human similarities and differences throughout .

Anthropologist Serena Nanda has heralded the importance of understanding human similarities and differences throughout her writing and teaching career. This was especially evidenced in her groundbreaking work, Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations, a masterful, far-reaching examination of the relationships between sex, gender, and sexuality and how they are culturally constructed.

Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations. In sum, Serena Nanda has undertaken an extremely important project, as this is the first book of its kind. That is, even while the number of undergraduate courses dealing with issues of gender and sexuality in cross-cultural contexts continually increases, before now there has never been a single book which collects, compares, and contrasts a broad range of gender variant behaviours in various societies.

What are the relationships between culture and gender diversity? How has the diffusion of Euro-American culture .

for all this gender diversity - there is some point where there is no diversity - every transgender takes his issue extremely seriously. Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations. he is ready to take risks and make sacrifices. I refuse to believe it. there must have been intelligent and free thinking individuals who could rise above this "problem" and treat it as a joke. I tend to think Serena Nanda missed this population because she has a focus on naive and uneducated populations. and because she herself lacks any sense of humor.

Serena Nanda (born August 13, 1938) is an American author, anthropologist, and professor emeritus. She wrote the major reference book on the hijras of India. She received the Ruth Benedict Prize in 1990 for her monograph, Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India. 1990, Ruth Benedict Prize, Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India. Culture counts : a concise introduction to cultural anthropology, 2015. Love and marriage : cultural diversity in a changing world, 2019, Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

This book is one of the first attempts by a cultural anthropologist to present the concept of cross-cultural gender variation in the form of a small introductory volume designed for undergraduate students. Nanda is well known within anthropology for her studies of the transgendered Hijra of India.

Gender Diversity book.

Nanda's examples, which reveal the complexity of social responses toward sex/gender diversity, are ethnographically well documented and represent various geographical areas and sex/gender ideologies.

How can we gain new understandings about sex, gender, and sexuality? What are the relationships between culture and gender diversity? How has the diffusion of Euro-American culture affected the sex/gender ideologies of non-European cultures? This eye-opening account of the differences in how sex/gender diversity is experienced in seven cultures raises our consciousness and challenges our intellectual understandings and attitudes about what we consider natural, normal, and morally right. Nanda's examples, which reveal the complexity of social responses toward sex/gender diversity, are ethnographically well documented and represent various geographical areas and sex/gender ideologies. In classic anthropological fashion, Nanda's text enables us to cross the barriers of cultural difference to a recognition of a greater shared humanity.

Comments

Doriel Doriel
I enjoyed learning about individuals whose gender and sexuality varies from the heteronormative gender categories in most Western societies. This text was used as a fundamental piece in understanding different expressions of gender and sexuality cross culturally, through an anthropology course focused on the distinction between gender, sexuality, and socially constructed roles attributed to gender. I liked how the text focused on the experiences of such gender and sexually variant individuals from cultures/societies in Philippines, Brazil, India, Native America, and many others. Even though heteronormative relationships in which men reign supreme over women the relationships of those not within such relationships mimics the structure of such male/female relationships, in some ways which are more destructive than others. One major issue I had about this text was that it was focused on the experiences of men, whether transgender or homosexual, which didn't leave much room for the experience of women as transgender or homosexual and that is not alright, to explore a skewed/ biased experiences of gender, sexuality, and social roles. One major thing that I learned from this text was that an individual's gender, sexuality, and social roles do not have to be the same, however there is a lot of overlap, but it was important for me to learn this distinctions in an ever changing world in respect to non heteronormative identities whether through expressions of gender or sexuality. This text would be a great addition for any women's studies or anthropology course which investigates the differences in gender, sexuality, and social roles. Or for individual exploration into these social issues.
This would be a good text for a college course or any other educational courses, as well as informal ones too. This text came well before Amazon's expected delivery date in great condition. Also, I returned it for Amazon credit at the end of the semester since Amazon does have the tradeback program which is great for students to earn Amazon credit.
Nirn Nirn
Cultural differences about gender roles and sexuality has always fascinated me, so I thought this looked like a good read. It was pretty good, but I feel I would have liked it more if I didn't already know about some gender diversity in other cultures beforehand! It's a very good introduction to several cultures' takes on gender, sexuality and the roles that go along with them. At times the style of the author bored me or felt a bit dry, but the shortness of the book (roughly 100 pgs) made it easy to read. I'd recommend this to people interested in gender studies, sexuality, anthropology/cultures, sociology, and maybe even psychology.
Foginn Foginn
Love this book!! Very engaging and interesting. Reading it for a women gender studies class I am taking but i would definitely buy this for a free time read as well. Really cool.
Lesesshe Lesesshe
Didnt like the book all that much but i needed it for a class and i didnt fail so i cant complain
JoJosho JoJosho
The product is as perfect as I expected.
Murn Murn
This is incredibly interesting. I read this book for my Anthropology of Sex and Gender class and I still find myself bringing it up in normal conversation. Great buy.
VariesWent VariesWent
Great book
Great condition