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Hardcover | $46.95 Trade | £32.95 | ISBN: 9780942299816 | 614 pp. | 6 x 9 in | April 1994
Paperback | $29.95 Trade | £20.95 | ISBN: 9780942299823 | 614 pp. | 6 x 9 in | June 1996

Third Sex, Third Gender

Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History
Edited by Gilbert Herdt


In the 1990s, questions of sex roles and individual identity have taken a central position in intellectual debates. These eleven essays in history and anthropology offer a novel perspective on these debates by questioning the place of sexual dimorphism in culture and history. They propose a new role for the study of alternative sex and gender systems in cultural science, as a means of critiquing thinking that privileges standard male/female gender distinctions and rejects the natural basis of other forms of sexuality.

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