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Title Gender, sexuality, decolonization : South Asia in the world perspective / edited by Ahonaa Roy
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge : Taylor & Francis Group, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Colonial knowledges and postcolonial multiplicities. Chapter 1. Religion, ritual power, exclusion and marginality: Gender-transgressive Shivashaktis in Telangana, Southern India / Pushpesh Kumar and Archana Rao M. ; Chapter 2. Uncertain grammars, ambiguous desires: Towards a sexual politic of indeterminacy in Sri Lanka / Themal Ellawala ; Chapter 3. Twenty-five years after Dominic D'Souza : What happens when your queer icon refuses to be? / R. Benedito Ferrão ; Chapter 4. The iconography of Hindu(ized) hijras: Idioms of hijra representation in Northern India / Appita Phukan Biswas ; Chapter 5. "A normal person cannot be made queer" : The immorality act (amendment) commission of 1968 in apartheid South Africa / Vasu Reddy -- Part II. Transnational migrations and diasporic linkages. Chapter 6: "I want a yaar ": Pakistani Muslim American gay men and transnational same-sex sexual cultures in the West / Ahmed Afzal ; Chapter 7. Decolonizing the postcolonial body in diasporic time and space : South Asians in the Caribbean / Krystal Nandini Ghisyawan ; Chapter 8. Intersectionality and South Asian Non-Normative Sexualities : The case of South Asian lesbians and bisexual women in the United Kingdom / Anna Fry, Surya Monro, Vicki Smith ; Chapter 9. Trans/queer South Asian diaspora in the United Kingdom : Whose "Regimes of the Normal" does "Queer" critique? / Shamira A. Meghani -- Part III. Global economization of sexualities and gender transgressing politics. Chapter 10. Trans south : Practical bases for trans internationalism / Raewyn Connell ; Chapter 11. On the limits and possibilities of LGBTI politics : Contextualizing socio-political violence and political transitions in South America / José Fernando Serrano-Amaya ; Chapter 12. Understanding gender in Nepal : Concepts and practices / Gyanu Chhetri ; Chapter 13. Operationalizing the "new" Pakistani transgender citizen : Legal gendered grammars and trans frames of feeling / Sara Shroff ; Chapter 14. The political economy of empowerment : Microfinance, middle class and the sexual subculture in contemporary Bangladesh / Ahonaa Roy
Summary "This book presents a new approach to the understanding of non-normative sexuality and gender transgressive modes in South Asia and South Asian diaspora. It reconceives sexual representation from the point of view of the theoretical, political and empirical trajectories of decolonization, provincialization and neoliberalism to look at the role of historical contingency, postcolonial sexual politics and gender and sexual diversity. The volume brings together anthropological, historical, material and political analyses around South Asian sexual politics by exploring a range of themes, including culture, class, ethnicity, identity, intersectionality, migration, borders, diaspora, modernity and cosmopolitanism across various local, regional and global contexts. By using southern/non-Western and subaltern theorizations of gender and sexuality, the book discusses South Asian sexualities through issues such as the sexual politics of indeterminacy; sexual subculture, iconography and political decision-making; religious identity; queer South Asian diaspora; decolonizing the postcolonial body; sexual politics, gender and feminist debates; discrimination, and socio-political violence; the political economy of empowerment; and critical appropriation of the 377 Indian Penal Code. It also builds forms of dialogues to bridge the gap between academic and development practitioners. With diverse case studies and a fresh theoretical framework, this book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of South Asian studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, sociology and social anthropology, political studies, diaspora studies, postcolonial and global south studies"--Abstract
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, viewed January 6, 2021
Subject Sexual minority culture -- Political aspects -- South Asia
Sexual minority culture -- South Asia -- Religious aspects
South Asian diaspora -- Sexual behavior -- Political aspects
Sexual minorities -- South Asia -- Social conditions
Gender-nonconforming people -- South Asia -- Social conditions
Homophobia -- Political aspects -- South Asia
Transphobia -- Political aspects -- South Asia
South Asian diaspora -- Social conditions
Sexual minority immigrants -- Social conditions
Queer theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Queer theory
South Asia
Genre/Form essays.
Case studies
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Roy, Ahonaa, editor
LC no. 2021762118
ISBN 9781003025474