With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India

Published
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2005
Physical description
1 online resource (326 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-282-58500-2
  • 0-226-70755-5
  • 9786612585005
  • 0-226-70754-7
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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  • English
  • With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the ""third sex"" of India-individuals who occupy a unique, liminal space between male and female, sacred and profane.Hijras are men who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in return for the power to confer fertility on newlyweds and newborn children, a ritual role they are respected for, at the same time as they are stigmatized for their ambiguous sexuality. By focusing on the hijra commu

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With respect to sex : negotiating hijra identity in South India

Published
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2005
Physical description
xi, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0226707555 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0226707563 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780226707556
  • 9780226707563
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
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  • English

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