Challenging Gender Norms: Five Genders among Bugis in Indonesia

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See how gender identities are constructed in a rapidly changing cultural milieu with CHALLENGING GENDER NORMS: THE FIVE GENDERS OF INDONESIA! This case study in cultural anthropology explores the Bugis ethnic group, native to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which recognizes five gender categories rather than the two acknowledged in most societies. This ethnography presents individuals' stories, opinions, and deliberations and proposes a new theory of gender which incorporates appreciation of variously gendered subjectivities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherGale Cengage
Number of pages152
ISBN (Print)9780495092803, 0495092800
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Indonesia
  • gender
  • Sexuality

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