”A-dju”, the indigenous sisters living in rural cities have their unique ways of gender performance and display of physicality that are ”different” from cross dressers, transgenders and gay men. This paper will explore the issue of how intersectionality of social institutions, cultural and physical environment, and interactions among different ethnic groups enables the evolution, the existence, and the transformation of ”a-dju”. To this end, my research will examine the social category, the embodiment of social relations, the social structure, as well as the establishing or sustaining cultural order of ”a-dju” from the perspective of anthropology, so as to build up a clear vision on the following concepts: (1) The formation and sustainability of ”a-dju” as a concept and a category within indigenous culture. (2) The establishment of a gender system and the operation of gender ideologies among different cultural conditions and social context.
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Pages (from-to)||51 - 98|
|Number of pages||48|
|Journal||台灣社會研究季刊 Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies|
|State||Published - 2012|