Becoming Two-spirit

Becoming Two-spirit

Gay Identity and Social Acceptance in Indian Country

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "The Two-Spirit man occupies a singular place in Native American culture, balancing the male and the female spirit even as he tries to blend gay and Native identity. The accompanying ambiguities of gender and culture come into vivid relief in the powerful and poignant Becoming Two-Spirit, the first book to take an in-depth look at contemporary American Indian gender diversity. Drawing on a wealth of observations from interviews, oral histories, and meetings and ceremonies, Brian Joseph Gilley provides an intimate view of how Two-Spirit men in Colorado and Oklahoma struggle to redefine themselves and their communities."
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780803271265
0803271263
Characteristics: xiv, 213 p. ; 23 cm

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