ISBN-10:
0824827414
ISBN-13:
9780824827410
Pub. Date:
06/30/2004
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
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

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Overview

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

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: 06/30/2004
Series: Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory Series , #31
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Chapter 1Global Sex24
Chapter 2Gender and Sexual Transitions47
Chapter 3Gender Ambivalence in Tom and Dee Identities76
Chapter 4Thai Norms of Gender and Sexuality111
Chapter 5Gender Dynamics between Toms and Dees: Subversion or Conformity?132
Chapter 6Anjaree and Lesla: Tom and Dee Communities and Organizations162
Chapter 7Discourses of "Homosexuality": The State and the Media in Thailand182
Conclusion204
AppendixToms and Dees Referred to in the Text213
Notes215
Glossary229
Bibliography231
Index259

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