Unformatted text preview: Like the baseball player, Dennis Grossini states, “I’d be afraid to change anything. As long as I’m winning, I do everything the same.” It’s funny to think that grown people can be so superstitious, but when you stop to think about it it’s hard to think of someone that isn’t superstitious in some way. I, for example, always use the same pen or pencil on an exam and the exact calculator, and I feel it gives me a sense of control. Neither Man nor Woman, by Serena Nanda, takes a look at the life and traditions of the hijras of India, a religious sect of men who dress and act like women. I honestly had no idea that communities like these existed, let alone in India where I’ve always just assumed society was more conservative and looked down on things like crossdresssing, etc. I find it so far to be fairly interesting learning about this “third gender” and how they function in everyday society....
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- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology, India value kinship