The 'Third Gender' of the Inuit

  title={The 'Third Gender' of the Inuit},
  author={B. S. d'Anglure},
  pages={134 - 144}
  • B. S. d'Anglure
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Diogenes
  • The author introduces us to the mythology, system of thought and social practices of the Inuit in an attempt to discover their conception of social sex (or gender). Unlike the binary conception that predominates among westerners, the Inuit have a tripartite system in which some individuals, men or women, straddle the social frontier between the sexes/genders. This third social sex, which is prominent in mythology and among the great mythical figures, is also found at the heart of shamanistic… CONTINUE READING
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