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Gender pluralism : southeast Asia since early modern times

Author: Michael G Peletz
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
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This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace or even sanctify differences, or at least begrudgingly tolerate them, and why in other contexts are people less receptive to difference, sometimes overtly hostile to it and bent on its eradication? What  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peletz, Michael G.
Gender pluralism.
New York : Routledge, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Peletz
ISBN: 9780415931601 0415931606 9780415931618 0415931614 9780203880043 0203880048
OCLC Number: 259754335
Description: viii, 339 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Gender pluralism and transgender practices in early modern times. Some gendered themes in the political cultures of pre-and early modern states ; Transgender practices and gender pluralism in early modern times --
Temporary marriage, connubial commerce, and colonial body politics. Temporary marriage ; From temporary wives to concubines and prostitutes ; Colonial body politics and the constriction of pluralism --
Transgender practices, same-sex relations, and gender pluralism since the 1960s. Some insular southeast Asian cases ; The case of Burma --
Gender, sexuality, and body politics at the turn of the twenty-first century. Transgendered ritualists and Pondan ; "Asian values" and new types of criminality ; The pink triangle, the urban/sexual underground, and the struggle for sexual equality ; Engaging "tolerance," open secrets, and governmentality.
Responsibility: Michael G. Peletz.


Suitable for scholars of gender and sexuality and those interested in Asia.  Read more...


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