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Sexual sites, seminal attitudes [electronic resource] : sexualities, masculinities, and culture in South Asia / editor, Sanjay Srivastava.

Contributor(s): Srivastava, Sanjay, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies on contemporary South Asia: 4.Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2004Description: 1 online resource (410 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788132103844 (electronic bk.); 813210384X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sex customs -- South Asia | Sex customs -- India | Masculinity -- South Asia | Masculinity -- India | Men -- Sexual behavior -- South Asia | Men -- Sexual behavior -- India | PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality | SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction | Seksualiteit | Mannelijkheid | Culturele aspecten | Aspect culturel | Comportement sexuel | Coutume sexuelle | Homme | Identit�e sexuelle | Masculinit�e | Sexualit�e masculine | Asie m�eridionale | Inde | Geschlechterrolle | Sexualit�at | S�udasienGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sexual sites, seminal attitudes.DDC classification: 306.7/0954 Other classification: 71.25 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on men�s preoccupations through notions such as �semen-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 sexuality in South Asia. It combines perspectives from history, anthropology, and cultural and literary studies to provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the cultures of, and the mul.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on men�s preoccupations through notions such as �semen-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 sexuality in South Asia. It combines perspectives from history, anthropology, and cultural and literary studies to provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the cultures of, and the mul.

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