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The Institution of Berdache Among the North American Plains Indians

The institution of berdache in aboriginal North America is a relatively well-known phenomena among social scientists, yet a thorough, comprehensive investigation of the institution is lacking. In general, it involved a socially recognized means by which an individual might assume the dress, role, and status of the opposite sex. In this paper, the institution of…

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Poverty in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) populations in Canada: an intersectional review of the literature

Despite the prominence of poverty in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ2S+) in Canada, studies that centre the material conditions of these groups as sites of inquiry remain scant. Accordingly, in this paper we present an intersectional narrative review of the limited Canadian literature on LGBTQ2S+ poverty. We…

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Orientalist Obsessions: Fabricating Hyper-Reality and Performing Hyperfemininity in Thailand’s Kathoey Tourism

Depictions of servile and hypersexual transwomen have come to reinforce Thailand’s reputation as an exotic and erotic playground. Despite their almost ubiquitious presence in tourist spaces, the theorization of transgender subjectivities from a localized Asian perspective tends to be glossed over in the literature on leisure and recreation, perhaps due to their complex position within…

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Kathoey “In Trend”: Emergent Genderscapes, National Anxieties and the Re-Signification of Male-Bodied Effeminacy in Thailand

In Thailand, genderscapes, or the terrain of gender and sexuality, continue to evolve quickly, with male-to-female transgenderisms and effeminate gay identities proliferating alongside masculine ones. The previous coding of kathoey in popular discourse as being traditional is shifting to one that identifies ‘‘kathoeyness’’, or male effeminacy, with modernity. Recent incidents point to a discursive shift…

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The Third Sex: The Idea of the Hermaphrodite in Twelfth-Century Europe

One of the most productive points of contact between feminist scholarship and poststructural thought has been their mutual interest in sexuality and the body.’ From both feminist and poststructuralist perspectives, sexuality has increasingly come to be seen not as biological but as a cultural construction, subject to fashioning and redefinition under pressure from social forces…

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Psychological violence in lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites and transsexuals in Ceará, Brazil

This study aimed to determine the profile of psychological violence against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transgender (LGBTT) in Ceará. Quantitative study carried out with 316 LGBTT in individuals in the municipalities of Juazeiro do Norte and Crato, Ceará, Brazil. It showed a prevalence of psychological violence, and insults by the attackers located away from…