15. Cross-Cultural Issues

  1. David L. Rowland and
  2. Luca Incrocci
  1. Serena Nanda

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269978.ch15

Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

How to Cite

Nanda, S. (2008) Cross-Cultural Issues, in Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders (eds D. L. Rowland and L. Incrocci), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269978.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471767381

Online ISBN: 9781118269978

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Keywords:

  • cultural alternatives;
  • sex/gender system;
  • transgenderism;
  • multiple identities;
  • hermaphrodites

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hijras: An Alternative Gender Role in India

  • Men and Not-Men: A Sex/Gender Dichotomy in Brazil

  • Kathoey and Gay: The Changing Sex/Gender System in Thailand

  • Blurring Categories: From Sex/Gender Binaries to Transgenderism in the United States

  • Cultural Patterns and Sex/Gender Diversity

  • Summary and Conclusions