ISBN 9780761997771,The Basics of Communication : A Relational Perspective

The Basics of Communication : A Relational Perspective


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780761997771

ISBN-10 0761997776

Hard Back

Number of Pages 412 Pages
Language (English)

Gender studies

Discussions on sexuality in the South Asian context have tended to focus largely on men`s preoccupations through notions such as `semen-anxiety`. Another restrictive framework is the excessive importance ascribed to religion in everyday life. The result has been a rather narrow debate on sexuality. By providing accounts of a myriad sites and meanings of sexuality, this remarkable volume broadens the debate on sexuality in South Asia. It combines perspectives from history, anthropology, and cultural and literary studies to provide an interdisciplinary exploration of the cultures of, and the multiple meanings and contestations that gather around, masculinities and sexualities. The collection is unique in the breadth of its theoretical concerns; its focus on hitherto marginalized sexual identities; and its novel juxtapositions of analyses of colonial discourses with those of postcolonised modernity. Table of Contents Introduction: Semen, History, Desire and Theory SANJAY SRIVASTAVA Colonial Aversions and Domestic Desires: Blood, Race, Sex and the Decline of Intimacy in Early British India SUDIPTA SEN Controlling the Ganymedes: The Colonial Gaze in J. R. Ackerley`s Hindoo Holiday ZAHID CHAUDHARY Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati and Marathi Theatres (1850-1940) KATHRYN HANSEN Rekhti: Impersonating the Feminine in Urdu Poetry CARLA PETIEVICH Crossing `Lines` of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual Identity in Hyderabad, India GAYATRI REDDY A Preliminary Report on Emerging Gay Geographies in Bangalore, India CHANDRA S BALACHANDRAN Emancipated BodiesEmbodying Liberation: Debating through Fire VIKASH N PANDEY Redrawing the Lakshman Rekha: Gender Differences and Cultural Constructions in Youth Sexuality in Urban India LEENA ABRAHAM/-/`Cheli-Beti` Discourses of Trafficking and Constructions of Gender, Citizenship and Nation in Modern Nepal SUSHMA JOSHI Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices: The Social Shadow of AIDS and STD Prevention in Nepal STACY LEIGH PIGG and LINNET PIKE Muscularity and Its Ramifications: Mimetic Male Bodies in Indian Mass Culture KAJRI JAIN Non-Gandhian Sexuality, Commodity Cultures and a `Happy Married Life`: Masculine and Sexual Cultures in the Metropolis SANJAY SRIVASTAVA Index