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Made In India explores the making of "queer" and "heterosexual" consciousness and identities in light of economic privatization, global condom enterprises, sexuality-focused NGOs, the Bollywood-ization of beauty contests, and trans/national activism. In examining seemingly disparate and high profile events in post/neo colonial India, since the 1990s, Made In India demonstrates the relationships between identity formation and the political economy of trans/national sexualities. These events demonstrate the material, political, and cultural contexts within which postcolonial subjects negotiate their lived experiences within moments of decolonization and recolonization. Bhaskaran's unique analysis makes Made in India an important addition to postcolonial studies, gender studies, and diaspora studies courses.

About the Author

Suparna Bhaskaran is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Antioch College.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Boomerang Anthropology and Curdled Otherness * Compulsory Individuality & the Transnational Family of Nations: The Girl-Child, Bollywood Barbie & Ms. Wordly Universe * Taxonomic Desires, The Sutram of Kama, and the World Bank: "Sexual Minorities" and Section 377 of The Indian Penal Code * Inverting Economic Man: Pleasure, Violence and "Lesbian Pacts" in Postcolonial India * Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403967268
Author:
Bhaskaran, Suparna
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Women's rights
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Emigration
Subject:
Immigration
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Comparative Feminist Studies
Series Volume:
no 23
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.44 in

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