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Neither man nor woman : the hijras of India

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Serena Nanda
ISBN: 0534509037 9780534509033
OCLC Number: 39678474
Description: xxi, 186 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Hijra roles in Indian society --
The Hijra as neither man nor woman --
Emasculation ritual among the Hijras --
Social organization and economic adaptation --
Kamladevi : a prostitute --
Meera: a new guru --
Sushila: achieving respect --
Salima: an outcast --
Hijra lives in context --
The Hijras in cross-cultural perspective --
Fieldwork among the Hijiras.
Responsibility: Serena Nanda.

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1. Hijra Roles in Indian Society. 2. Hijras as Neither Man nor Woman. 3. Emasculation Ritual Among the Hijras. 4. Social Organization and Economic Adaptation. 5. Kamladevi: A Prostitute. 6. Meera: A Read more...

 
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