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

Author: Sanjay Srivastava
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2004.
Series: Studies on contemporary South Asia, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on mens̀ preoccupations through notions such as s̀emen-anxiety.̀ Another restrictive framework is the excessive importance ascribed to religion in everyday life. The result has been a rather narrow debate on sexuality. By providing accounts of a myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume broadens the debate on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sexual sites, seminal attitudes.
New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2004
(DLC) 2003016651
(OCoLC)52799639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjay Srivastava
ISBN: 9788132103844 813210384X 9788132112693 8132112695
OCLC Number: 655643912
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (410 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Studies on contemporary South Asia, 4.
Responsibility: editor, Sanjay Srivastava.
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