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Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Anthony Corbeill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), ... More


Clonality by Incest: Hermaphroditic Self-Fertilization

John C. Avise

in Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Habitual self-fertilization by hermaphroditic individuals is a sexual route by which genetically identical individuals can arise. The phenomenon occurs in various plants and invertebrates but is ... More


The Prodigious Hermaphrodite

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the change in attitudes toward the human hermaphrodite that extant texts depict as occurring in the transition between the periods of the late Roman Republic and early Roman ... More


“Changed … into the Fashion of Man” The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement

Kathleen M. Brown

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the gender identity of Thomas Hall and how it stirred controversy among the residents of Warraskoyack, Virginia, a small English settlement. It explains that Hall's case ... More


Dual-sex Invertebrates

John C. Avise and Trudy Nicholson

in Hermaphroditism: A Primer on the Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Dual Sexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153867
eISBN:
9780231527156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153867.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines hermaphroditism in invertebrates. Hermaphroditism is widespread and common in invertebrates, having been documented in more than 65,000 species representing nearly 70 percent of ... More


Nonvertebrate Brooders

John C. Avise

in Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160605
eISBN:
9780231531450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160605.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the reproduction phenomenon among invertebrate animals. In parallel with viviparous vertebrates, most invertebrates—annelid worms, cnidarians, echinoderms, mollusks, arthropods, ... More


Fragment of the Sovereign as Hermaphrodite: Time, History, and the Exception in Le Ballet de Madame1

Margaret Shewring and J. R. Mulryne

in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635849
eISBN:
9780748671120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

On March 19, 1615, Louis XIII (1601–1643), then fourteen years old, danced the role of a Hermaphrodite in Le Ballet de Madame. This article contains a close reading of the ballet’s textual sources ... More


Seeing Double: The Feminism of Ambiguity in the Art of Takabatake Kashō

Leslie Winston

in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866693
eISBN:
9780824876937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866693.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Popular magazine illustrator Takabatake Kashō (1888–1966) was influential in creating images of young women that filled a variety of magazines in the Taishō (1912–1926) and early Shōwa (1926–1989) ... More


Men, Women, and Men-Women

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Navajo myths define the nature of the masculine and feminine as well as the hermaphrodite, a symbol that unites the two. Unlike Judaism and Christianity, which clearly place ... More


Recreating Japanese Men

Sabine Fruhstuck (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The chapters in this book explore the meanings of manhood in Japan from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. The book examines a broad range of attitudes regarding properly masculine pursuits ... More


Scripting the Self. N. O. Body's Autobiography

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the autobiography of N. O. Body published in 1907. It illustrates how the relationship with the self became prioritized above one's position vis-à-vis others, as the ... More


Conclusion

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book has illustrated how in practice different logics were at work to decide on a person's sex (re)assignment: sex as inscription, sex as the body, and sex as the self. Fragmentary evidence from ... More


Introduction

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers some methodological and theoretical issues constituting the context for this book. It first introduces the reader to the sources that are the basis of the book: the medical ... More


Early Sex Reassignments and the Absence of a Sex of Self

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the self of hermaphrodites as it appears in cases of sex reassignment following medical examinations. It introduces the historiography of sex and self. It also discusses how ... More


How To Get The Semen To The Neck Of The Womb

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the ways in which sex was examined in early case histories. Anna Barbara Meier decided to disclose himself to his physician because he wanted to marry the woman he had made ... More


Sex Assignment Around 1900. From a Legal to a Clinical Issue

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes how physicians' relationships to the law had become troubled by the end of the nineteenth century. It discusses the conflict between legal purpose and a humanitarian ... More


The Turn Inwards

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter covers those case histories in which the sex of self was made into a serious object of psychological-medical investigation for the first time in history. Franz Ludwig von Neugebauer's ... More


Mutual Mate Choice

Gil G. Rosenthal

in Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces another important constraint on mate choice; namely, that choosers are the object of choice themselves. It focuses on the mechanisms underlying mutual mate choice, notably how ... More


Hide and Go Seek: Hermes in Homer

Jenny Strauss Clay

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This contribution explores Hermes’ role in both the Iliad and the Odyssey. In the former, his benevolent qualities as guide, mediator, and psychopomp are emphasized. Many of the same features return ... More


Two Sexes in One

John C. Avise and Trudy Nicholson

in Hermaphroditism: A Primer on the Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Dual Sexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153867
eISBN:
9780231527156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153867.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter defines hermaphroditism, and contrasts male with female in diverse organisms. A hermaphrodite is a dual-sex organism that has the capacity to reproduce as both male and female during its ... More


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