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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Saturday, October 18, 2003, 17:46
Indeed, that is a primary question, which isn't well settled. From my
studies, one telling point of gender vs caste is wheather the role defines
whom the role-player can "marry" if social status/level is disregarded.

>IMO, the great question in social gender is "what distinguishes a >social gender from a social caste?" A mere collocation of social >behaviors into a number of distinct social roles that are mantained >throughout ones life are not sufficient grounds (in my imagination). >For example: Does it have to be common (or at least allowable) for >romantic / sexual connections to exist between members of any two >social genders? Is there even any lusty implication to social genders >at all in that society? What is it that distinguishes a mere >customary social role, adopted by a person for their livelihood, from >a situation where actual social genders can be said to exist? Is >"storyteller" ever a social gender, or merely an occupation / >calling? How about "shaman"? Or "prostitute"?
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