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Non-normative sex/gender categories in the Theravada Buddhist Scriptures

Jackson, Peter A


The Pali canon contains numerous references to homoerotic behaviour and to individuals who today would be variously identified as hermaphrodites, transvestites, transsexuals and homosexuals. However, none of the sex/gender categories named in the canon precisely matches any of these contemporary notions, but combines instead elements of these diverse physiological, gender and sexual conditions in distinctive formulations. Most canonical accounts of non-normative gender and sexuality are found...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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