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Sexualities: Transsexualities: Middle East, West Africa, North Africa
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Introduction

Some societies recognize the existence of a third gender. The American anthropologist Gilbert Herdt (1994) introduced the term “thi…

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Corinne Fortier, “Sexualities: Transsexualities: Middle East, West Africa, North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002185>
First published online: 2019



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