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Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India / Edition 2
     

Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India / Edition 2

by Serena Nanda
 

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ISBN-10: 0534509037

ISBN-13: 9780534509033

Pub. Date: 11/30/1998

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.

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This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534509033
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Series:
Anthropology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. Hijra Roles in Indian Society. 2. Hijras as Neither Man nor Woman. 3. Emasculation Ritual Among the Hijras. 4. Social Organization and Economic Adaptation. 5. Kamladevi: A Prostitute. 6. Meera: A New Guru. 7. Sushila: Achieving Respect. 8. Salima: An Outcast. 9. Hijra Lives on Context. 10. The Hijra in Cross-Cultural Perspective.

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