With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India

  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2005
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310 p.
  • 0226707563 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0226707555
  • The ethnographic setting -- Hijras, individuality, and izzat -- Cartographies of sex/gender -- Sacred legitimization, corporeal practice : Hindu iconography and hijra renunciation -- "We are all Musalmans now" : religious practice, positionality, and hijra/Muslim identification -- (Per)formative selves : the production of gender -- "Our people" : kinship, marriage, and the family -- Shifting contexts, fluid identities -- Crossing "lines" of subjectivity : transnational movements and gay identifications -- Conclusion.
  • English

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