Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men by Lester B Brown

By Lester B Brown

Spirit humans is the first-ever examine social technological know-how examine exploration into the lives of yankee Indian lesbian girls and homosexual males. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender kinds in conventional American Indian tradition: women and men, not-men and not-women (persons of 1 organic intercourse assuming the identification of the other intercourse in a few form), and gays and lesbians. He brings jointly chapters that emphasize American Indian spirituality, current new views, and supply readers with a starting knowing of where of lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual Indians inside American Indian tradition and inside American society. This starting can help you recognize those certain humans and the distinct demanding situations and a number of prejudices they face.

Traditionally, American Indian cultures confirmed nice admire and honor for substitute gender kinds, given that those have been believed to join the sacred internet of lifestyles. If the nice Spirit selected to create replacement sexualities or gender roles, who was once daring sufficient to oppose such energy? If one’s religious quest published one’s id to be that of not-woman, not-man, homosexual, or lesbian, who should still defy their calling? the translation of latest American Indian religions that homosexual American Indians hold sacred rights inside Indian cultures, and they can percentage this present with others, have implications for treatment, id formation, social pursuits, and basic human kin.

Social staff and different human provider execs, American Indian reviews scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, and lesbian and homosexual students will locate Spirit humans enlightening and an important contribution to the advance interventions for oppressed teams that's ethnically and culturally delicate. in simple terms via figuring out the idea structures from which those oppressed teams come will you start to actually support them in attaining confident switch. you'll turn into greater outfitted to in particular aid homosexual and lesbian American Indians as you achieve perception into:

  • American Indian substitute gender styles
  • social carrier matters for American Indian lesbians and homosexual men
  • American Indian not-men and not-women and their determining ceremonies
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual identification development
  • American Indian lesbian and homosexual literature
  • AIDS and American Indians

    Two Spirit humans is helping you notice that kinfolk and group recognition of lesbians and gays is feasible. The households of yankee Indian lesbians and gays don't frequently abandon them, hence assisting them face a often unaccepting American milieu. trying to this e-book and the yankee Indian point of view of other sexuality/gender types, American society as an entire can start to take a brand new method of the remedy and figuring out of different teams regularly held to the “outside” of yank mainstream society.

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