Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture

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Book title: Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture

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Author: Walter L. Williams

Book Description:
Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association; Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology

Author’s note: Shortly after the second revised edition this book was published in 1992, the term “Two-Spirit Person” became more popular among native people than the older anthropological term “berdache.” When I learned of this new term, I began strongly supporting the use of this newer term. I believe that people should be able to call themselves whatever they wish, and scholars should respect and acknowledge their change of terminology. I went on record early on in convincing other anthropologists to shift away from use of the word berdache and in favor of using Two-Spirit. Nevertheless, because this book continues to be sold with the use of berdache, many people have assumed that I am resisting the newer term. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unless continued sales of this book will justify the publication of a third revised edition in the future, it is not possible to rewrite what is already printed, Therefore, I urge readers of this book, as well as activists who are working to gain more respect for gender variance, mentally to substitute the term “Two-Spirit” in the place of “berdache” when reading this text. — Walter L. Williams, Los Angeles, 2006

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Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture

Published on August 20, 2013 by Carol

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Book title: Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Author: Walter L. Williams

Book Description:
Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association; Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology

Author’s note: Shortly after the second revised edition this book was published in 1992, the term “Two-Spirit Person” became more popular among native people than the older anthropological term “berdache.” When I learned of this new term, I began strongly supporting the use of this newer term. I believe that people should be able to call themselves whatever they wish, and scholars should respect and acknowledge their change of terminology. I went on record early on in convincing other anthropologists to shift away from use of the word berdache and in favor of using Two-Spirit. Nevertheless, because this book continues to be sold with the use of berdache, many people have assumed that I am resisting the newer term. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unless continued sales of this book will justify the publication of a third revised edition in the future, it is not possible to rewrite what is already printed, Therefore, I urge readers of this book, as well as activists who are working to gain more respect for gender variance, mentally to substitute the term “Two-Spirit” in the place of “berdache” when reading this text. — Walter L. Williams, Los Angeles, 2006

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"Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 21 Dec. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/>.

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NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: December 21, 2014.

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Published on July 17, 2013 by Carol

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Book title: Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

Author: Walter L. Williams

Book Description:
Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association; Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists; Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology

Author’s note: Shortly after the second revised edition this book was published in 1992, the term “Two-Spirit Person” became more popular among native people than the older anthropological term “berdache.” When I learned of this new term, I began strongly supporting the use of this newer term. I believe that people should be able to call themselves whatever they wish, and scholars should respect and acknowledge their change of terminology. I went on record early on in convincing other anthropologists to shift away from use of the word berdache and in favor of using Two-Spirit. Nevertheless, because this book continues to be sold with the use of berdache, many people have assumed that I am resisting the newer term. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unless continued sales of this book will justify the publication of a third revised edition in the future, it is not possible to rewrite what is already printed, Therefore, I urge readers of this book, as well as activists who are working to gain more respect for gender variance, mentally to substitute the term “Two-Spirit” in the place of “berdache” when reading this text. — Walter L. Williams, Los Angeles, 2006

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American Psychological Association (APA):

Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/ (accessed: December 21, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 21 Dec. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/spirit-and-the-flesh-sexual-diversity-american-indian-culture/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: December 21, 2014.

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