Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia
Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia
Description
From the Jacket:

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 the myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume is designed to broaden 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 multiple meanings and contestations that gather around, masculinities and sexualities. The collection is unique in the breadth of its theoretical concerns; its focus on hitherto marginalized sexual identities; and its novel juxtapositions of analyses of colonial discourses with those of postcolonised modernity.

The topics covered include: colonial constructions of sexuality; domesticity and homoeroticism; alternative gender and sexual identities in modern theatrical and literal traditions; ethnographies of urban sexual identities; sexuality, women, 'development' and the nation state; and filmic cultures, commodity cultures and the construction of masculine and sexual identities.

Widening our understanding of gender, power and modernity in the South Asian milieus, this volume will be of considerable interest to students and scholars in the fields of anthropology, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, cultural studies, South Asian studies, history and sociology.

About the Author:

Sanjay Srivastava, an anthropologist by training, is currently Associate Professor, in the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melhourne, Australia.

CONTENTS

List of Plates9
List of Figures10
1.Introduction: Semen, History, Desire and Theory
Sanjay Srivastava
11
2.Colonial Aversions and Domestic Desires:
Blood, Race, Sex and the Decline of Intimacy in Early British India
Sudipta Sen
49
3.Controlling the Ganymedes: The Colonial Gaze in J.R. Ackerley's Hindoo Holiday
Zahid Chaudhary
83
4.Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati and Marathi Theatres (1850 - 1940)
Kathryn Hasen
99
5.Rekhti: Impersonating the Feminine in Urdu Poetry
Carla Petievich
123
6.Crossing 'Lines' of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual Identity in Hyderabad, India
Gayatri Reddy
147
7.A Preliminary Report on Emerging Gay Geographies in Bangalore, India
Chandra S. Balachandran
165
8.Emancipated Bodies / Embodying Liberation:
Debating through Fire
Vikash N. Pandey
188
9.Redrawing the Lakshman Rekha:
Gender Difference and Cultural Constructions in Youth Sexuality in Urban India
Leena Abraham
209
10.Cheli-Beti' Discourses of Trafficking and Constructions of Gender, Citizenship and Nation in Modern Nepal
Sushma Joshi
242
11.Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices:
The Social Shadow of AIDS and STD
Prevention in Nepal
Stacy Leigh Pigg and Linnet Pike
271
12.Muscularity and its Ramifications: Mimetic Male
Bodies in Indian Mass Culture
Kajri Jain
300
13.Non-Gandhian Sexuality, Commodity Cultures and a 'Happy Married Life': Masculine and Sexual Cultures in the Metropolis
Sanjay Srivastava
342
About the Editor391
About the Series Editor and the Contributors392
Index396

Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia

Item Code:
IDE590
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
0761997776
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.7"
Pages:
410 (B & W Illus: 14)
Price:
$47.00   Shipping Free
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8546 times since 5th Nov, 2013
From the Jacket:

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 the myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume is designed to broaden 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 multiple meanings and contestations that gather around, masculinities and sexualities. The collection is unique in the breadth of its theoretical concerns; its focus on hitherto marginalized sexual identities; and its novel juxtapositions of analyses of colonial discourses with those of postcolonised modernity.

The topics covered include: colonial constructions of sexuality; domesticity and homoeroticism; alternative gender and sexual identities in modern theatrical and literal traditions; ethnographies of urban sexual identities; sexuality, women, 'development' and the nation state; and filmic cultures, commodity cultures and the construction of masculine and sexual identities.

Widening our understanding of gender, power and modernity in the South Asian milieus, this volume will be of considerable interest to students and scholars in the fields of anthropology, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, cultural studies, South Asian studies, history and sociology.

About the Author:

Sanjay Srivastava, an anthropologist by training, is currently Associate Professor, in the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melhourne, Australia.

CONTENTS

List of Plates9
List of Figures10
1.Introduction: Semen, History, Desire and Theory
Sanjay Srivastava
11
2.Colonial Aversions and Domestic Desires:
Blood, Race, Sex and the Decline of Intimacy in Early British India
Sudipta Sen
49
3.Controlling the Ganymedes: The Colonial Gaze in J.R. Ackerley's Hindoo Holiday
Zahid Chaudhary
83
4.Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati and Marathi Theatres (1850 - 1940)
Kathryn Hasen
99
5.Rekhti: Impersonating the Feminine in Urdu Poetry
Carla Petievich
123
6.Crossing 'Lines' of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual Identity in Hyderabad, India
Gayatri Reddy
147
7.A Preliminary Report on Emerging Gay Geographies in Bangalore, India
Chandra S. Balachandran
165
8.Emancipated Bodies / Embodying Liberation:
Debating through Fire
Vikash N. Pandey
188
9.Redrawing the Lakshman Rekha:
Gender Difference and Cultural Constructions in Youth Sexuality in Urban India
Leena Abraham
209
10.Cheli-Beti' Discourses of Trafficking and Constructions of Gender, Citizenship and Nation in Modern Nepal
Sushma Joshi
242
11.Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices:
The Social Shadow of AIDS and STD
Prevention in Nepal
Stacy Leigh Pigg and Linnet Pike
271
12.Muscularity and its Ramifications: Mimetic Male
Bodies in Indian Mass Culture
Kajri Jain
300
13.Non-Gandhian Sexuality, Commodity Cultures and a 'Happy Married Life': Masculine and Sexual Cultures in the Metropolis
Sanjay Srivastava
342
About the Editor391
About the Series Editor and the Contributors392
Index396

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait
Testimonials
Rec'd. It is very very good. Thank you!
Usha, USA
Order a rare set of books generally not available. Received in great shape, a bit late, I am sure Exotic India team worked hard to obtain a copy. Thanks a lot for effort to support Indians World over!
Vivek Sathe
Shiva came today.  More wonderful  in person than the images  indicate.  Fast turn around is a bonus. Happy trail to you.
Henry, USA
Namaskaram. Thank you so much for my beautiful Durga Mata who is now present and emanating loving and vibrant energy in my home sweet home and beyond its walls.   High quality statue with intricate detail by design. Carved with love. I love it.   Durga herself lives in all of us.   Sathyam. Shivam. Sundaram.
Rekha, Chicago
People at Exotic India are Very helpful and Supportive. They have superb collection of everything related to INDIA.
Daksha, USA
I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely today, very well packaged. Thanks so much for your help. It is exactly what I needed! I will definitely order again from Exotic India with full confidence. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year.
Susan, USA
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India