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The Third Sex By Richard Totman

The Third Sex
by Richard Totman

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The Third Sex: Kathoey: Thailand's Ladyboys by Richard Totman

Through the lives of three "kathoey," male transvestites, this introduction to transgender in Thailand places a cultural, historical, religious, biological, and psychological emphasis on international traditions of sexuality. A fascinating anthropological and sociological exploration, the context of transgender is detailed through the challenges and joys found in Manat, Lek, and Akorn as they travel through the social rites of passage to become kathoeys. As a part of the cultural landscape of Thailand, the kathoeys are a modern expression of an archaic tradition, and through these personal stories a wider discussion of transgender and the existence of a "third sex" in international societies emerges.

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The Third Sex Reviews

"A gentle and fascinating account." --"The Economist

About Richard Totman

Richard Totman has taught at Oxford University, the University of Sussex, and in Thailand.

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The Third Sex: Kathoey: Thailand's Ladyboys by Richard Totman
Richard Totman
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