Asegi Stories

Asegi Stories

Cherokee Queer and Two-spirit Memory

Book - 2016
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"The book focuses on the concept of asegi stories--stories that revise and revive Cherokee cultural memories of same-sex relationships and non-binary gender systems. It is the first full-length work of scholarship to develop a tribally specific Indigenous queer/two-spirit critique, providing a Cherokee 2GLBTQ lens from which to interpret the past, understand our present, and imagine decolonial futures"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780816530489
0816530483
Call Number: 975.0049 D8334a
Characteristics: xii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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In Cherokee Asegi udanto refers to people who either fall outside of men’s and women’s roles or who mix men’s and women’s roles. Asegi, which translates as “strange,” is also used by some Cherokees as a term similar to “queer.” For author Qwo-Li Driskill, asegi provides a means by which to reread... Read More »


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