ISBN 9780761936480,Gay Bombay : Globalization, Love and (Be)longing in Contemporary India

Gay Bombay : Globalization, Love and (Be)longing in Contemporary India



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780761936480

ISBN-10 0761936483


Number of Pages 360 Pages
Language (English)

Gender studies

Through a multi-sited ethnography in an online-offline community, Parmesh Shahani examines how Internet technologies, the media industry, audiences and broader socio-historical contexts shape gay identity in contemporary urban India. He realizes that the identity of a gay man in the community is negotiated on the stability of the idea of Indianness. For readers across the world focused on India, Gay Bombay will serve as a memorable journey through various transitions in urban India. Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction: The Heart has its Reasons From This Perspective... Up Close and Personal Media Matters Straight Expectations Conclusion: Disco Jalebi Appendix Index