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Travestis, Berdache and Sexual "Others"
A look at how travesties of Brazil reproduce and reinforce gender and sexual norms.
# 132957 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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This paper examines how travesties of Brazil reproduce and reinforce gender and sexual norms of Brazilian society. According to the paper, even as they transgress them and they still reproduce the dominant ideas about men and women, masculinity and femininity. The paper also compares travesties to the berdache of native North America in order to show how sexual "others" in different cultures, even though historically and geographically distant, both reveal the culturally constructed nature of sex and gender and even emphasize it as they reproduce locally meaningful social norms.

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"This paper will examine how travesties of Brazil reproduce and reinforce gender and sexual norms of Brazilian society even as they transgress them and how they reproduce the dominant ideas about men and women, masculinity and femininity. The paper will also compare travesties to the berdache of native North America in order to show how sexual "others" in different cultures, even though historically and geographically distant, both reveal the culturally constructed nature of sex and gender and even emphasize it as they reproduce locally meaningful social norms. According to Kulick, (1998) the name travesti derives from the word..."

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