Challenging Gender Norms
This paper looks at the issue of gender norms focusing on the Bugis culture of Indonesia.
# 123266 | 1,000 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Anthropology (Asian) , Anthropology (Cultural) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender)
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In this article, the writer explores an ethnography conducted among the Bugis culture of Indonesia where five categories of gender identity expression are illustrated. These categories are described and analyzed in comparison to Western dichotomous notions of gender.
From the Paper:"Sharyn Graham Davies presents a fascinating ethnography about the Bugis who inhabit the southern peninsula of Sulawesi an Indonesian Island. The Bugis have no indigenous word for gender in their language and indeed the Bugis exhibit multiple gender identities that undermine the narrow Western concept of gender as either male or female. Discovering hints of this multifarious gender conception among the Bugis in the scant literature available on the topic. Davies infiltrated the Bugis community to further explore concepts of ..."
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