Sexual sites, seminal attitudes : sexualities, masculinities, and culture in South Asia

2004, Sexual sites, seminal attitudes : sexualities, masculinities, and culture in South Asia. Edited by Srivastava, Sanjay, Sage, Thousand Oaks, Calif..

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Title Sexual sites, seminal attitudes : sexualities, masculinities, and culture in South Asia
Editor(s) Srivastava, Sanjay
Publication date 2004
Series Studies on contemporary South Asia ; no. 4
Total pages 410 p.
Publisher Sage
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Keyword(s) Sex customs -- South Asia
Sex customs -- India
Masculinity -- South Asia
Masculinity -- India
Men -- Sexual behavior -- South Asia
Men -- Sexual behavior -- India
Summary This book situates current research into the sexual cultures of South Asia within a cross-cultural perspective. The book argues that in societies undergoing rapid social and cultural change, the construction of sexuality and the discourses that gather around it have a fundamental connection with an entire range of processes - social, cultural, economic, political and global - with which people must engage. The contributors have studied sexuality as a site around which social and cultural ideas may be expressed.
Notes Contents: Introduction: semen, history, desire and theory / Sanjay Srivastava -- Colonial aversions and domestic desires: blood, race, sex and the decline of intimacy in early British India / Sudipta Sen -- Controlling the Ganymedes: the colonial gaze in J.R. Ackerly's Hindoo holiday / Zahid Chaudhary -- Theatrical transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati and Marathi theatres (1850-1940) / Kathryn Hansen -- Rekhti: impersonating the feminine in Urdu poetry / Carla Petievich -- Crossing 'lines' of subjectivity: the negotiation of sexual identity in Hyderabad, India / Gayatri Reddy -- A preliminary report on emerging gay geographies in Bangladore, India / Chandra S. Balachandran -- Emancipated bodies, embodying liberation: debating through Fire / Vikash N. Pandey -- Redrawing the Lakshman Rekha: gender differences and cultural constructions in youth sexuality in urban India / Leena Abraham -- 'Cheli-Beti' discourses of trafficking and constructions of gender, citizenship and nation in modern Nepal / Sushma Joshi -- Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices: the social shadow of AIDS and STD prevention in Nepal / Stacy Leigh Pigg and Linnet Pike -- Muscularity and its ramifications: mimetic male bodies in Indian mass culture / Kajri Jain -- Non-Gandhian sexuality, commodity cultures and a 'happy married life': masculine and sexual cultures in the metropolis / Sanjay Srivastava.
ISBN 0761997776
Language eng
Field of Research 169901 Gender Specific Studies
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
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