With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India

Published
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2005
Physical description
xi, 310 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780226707563 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0226707563 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780226707556 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0226707555 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 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.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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