Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand

Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand

by Megan J. Sinnott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827414

ISBN-13: 9780824827410

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Sinnott (Yale U.) examines how female same-sex relationships in Thailand and other East and Southeast Asian countries have evolved into masculine and feminine pairs, described in English-derived terms. She analyzes how individuals feel they fit among the complex identities, and whether this structure contains parts of local cultures or is entirely derived from Western…  See more details below

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Sinnott (Yale U.) examines how female same-sex relationships in Thailand and other East and Southeast Asian countries have evolved into masculine and feminine pairs, described in English-derived terms. She analyzes how individuals feel they fit among the complex identities, and whether this structure contains parts of local cultures or is entirely derived from Western and capitalist concepts of gay and lesbian identities. She also considers how governments and other forces outside this community have been influenced by local and Western bias. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827410
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory Ser.
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Global sex24
Ch. 2Gender and sexual transitions47
Ch. 3Gender ambivalence in Tom and Dee identities76
Ch. 4Thai norms of gender and sexuality111
Ch. 5Gender dynamics between Toms and Dees : subversion or conformity?132
Ch. 6Anjaree and Lesla : Tom and Dee communities and organizations162
Ch. 7Discourses of "homosexuality" : the state and the media in Thailand182
AppToms and Dees referred to in the text213

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