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Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes

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

First Edition
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April 2009 | 412 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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 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.
Sanjay Srivastava
Semen, History, Desire and Theory

Sudipta Sen
Colonial Aversions and Domestic Desires
Blood, Race, Sex and the Decline of Intimacy in Early British India

Zahid Chaudhary
Controlling the Ganymedes
The Colonial Gaze in J R Ackerley's Hindoo Holiday

Kathryn Hansen
Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati and Marathi Theatres (1850-1940)
Carla Petievich
Impersonating the Feminine in Urdu Poetry

Gayatri Reddy
Crossing 'Lines' of Subjectivity
The Negotiation of Sexual Identity in Hyderabad, India

Chandra S Balachandran
A Preliminary Report on Emerging Gay Geographies in Bangalore
Vikash N Pandey
Emancipated Bodies/Embodying Liberation
Debating through Fire

Leena Abraham
Redrawing the Lakshman Rekha
Gender Differences and Cultural Constructions in Youth Sexuality in Urban India

Sushma Joshi
'Cheli-Beti' Discourses of Trafficking and Constructions of Gender, Citizenship and Nation in Modern Nepal
Stacy Leigh Pigg & Linnet Pike
Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices
The Social Shadow of AIDS and STD Prevention in Nepal

Kajri Jain
Muscularity and its Ramifications
Mimetic Male Bodies in Indian Mass Culture

Sanjay Srivastava
Non-Gandhian Sexuality, Commodity Cultures and a 'Happy Married Life'
Masculine and Sexual Cultures in the Metropolis


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