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Part II THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF GENDER BLENDING

Under certain conditions, subcultures or communities develop around shared spheres of activity.1 When that sphere of activity is considered deviant and is thus both unexpected and without moral sanction, there are additional pressures towards subcultural or communal formations. When an activity is deviant, engaging in it carries additional problems such as those concerning access, secrecy and guilt. A subculture can thus be seen to provide solutions to some of these problems.