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Lecture 2

SOCI 4800 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Transvestism, Molly House, Pederasty

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SOCI 4800

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Pederasty: man and boy
Arab - mixed message "LIWAT" man and beardless boy
Japan - "WAKASHU-DO"
China - Catamites - boys for hire
Gender variants
Two genders - characteristic of both men and female
Berdache (switch gender) treasured.
Hijiras - men who live as women
Tommy - working class woman that looks like a man
Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby
The Boston Marriage - "A long term monogamous relationship between two otherwise
unmarried women" > legal
Molly House: Safe Haven > transgender play, transvestite, sexuality for male-male
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