Senior Project Advisor
Gender, Gender identities, Colonization, Native Americans, Hawaii, Philippines, India
Gender has been viewed as fluid through time. Different identities existed in communities across the globe. How gender is viewed in a western mindset can affect our perceptions of the past. The gender binary that’s been applied so strongly today is an outdated European concept. This binary brings gender roles, which have their own assumptions tied to them. This paper will define many known terms surrounding gender, as well as contemporary gender identities. This will be a look into alternate identities in Native American communities, Native Hawaiians, the Philippines as well as in India, both pre-colonial and post-colonial. Other locations with alternate identities will also be mentioned. Their own identities were strongly built within their cultures, and many had strong significance to them. Colonizers brought with them expected views of gender and those that were deemed outside the gender binary were prosecuted. This happened in each location at different times in history.
Wick, Kate, "Gender Through Time and Culture" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 566.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Gender identity--History; Colonization
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