異性装から見た男と女(1)  [in Japanese] Men and Women Who Were Seen through Cross-Dressing (1)  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

This investigation is about women who dressed as men in the Middle Ages. In medieval times cross-dressing was not just a mere ethical deviation in society but forthe church also it was considered a major sin. However, in spite of the fact that thegeneral ethical standards of that time considered these disguised women and men ascriminals, transvestite asymmetric diversity really existed. It was possible for a cross-dressing female to become even a saint but a cross-dressing male was never accepted by either secular society or the church. In this paper I consider how gender was used to structure a hierarchy in the male-dominated culture of medieval society and how it has lasted for such a long time.This is a preparatory work through which we historicize the appearance of social imparity between the sexes, female inferiority and feminine stereotypes.

Journal

  • Bulletin of Saitama Gakuen University Faculty of Humanities

    Bulletin of Saitama Gakuen University Faculty of Humanities (2), 21-33, 2002-12

    Saitamagakuen University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004529030
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11612864
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    13470515
  • NDL Article ID
    6489144
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZV1(一般学術誌--一般学術誌・大学紀要)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z71-G551
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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