Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand / Edition 1

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824828523
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 855,787
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Global sex 24
Ch. 2 Gender and sexual transitions 47
Ch. 3 Gender ambivalence in Tom and Dee identities 76
Ch. 4 Thai norms of gender and sexuality 111
Ch. 5 Gender dynamics between Toms and Dees : subversion or conformity? 132
Ch. 6 Anjaree and Lesla : Tom and Dee communities and organizations 162
Ch. 7 Discourses of "homosexuality" : the state and the media in Thailand 182
App Toms and Dees referred to in the text 213
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