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Author Gilley, Brian Joseph, 1972-

Title Becoming two-spirit : gay identity and social acceptance in Indian country / Brian Joseph Gilley
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages)
Contents Seeking self- and social acceptance -- From gay to Indian -- Adapting to homophobia among Indians -- The aesthetics of an identity -- Cultural compromise at work -- Mending the hoop -- Difference and social belonging in Indian country
Summary Becoming Two-Spirit, the first book to take an in-depth look at contemporary American Indian gender diversity. Drawing on a wealth of observations from interviews, oral histories, and meetings and ceremonies, Brian Joseph Gilley provides an intimate view of how Two-Spirit men in Colorado and Oklahoma struggle to redefine themselves and their communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indian gays -- North America.
Male homosexuality -- North America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080325797X (electronic bk.)
9780803257979 (electronic bk.)