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Neither Man Nor Woman : the Hijras of India (2ND 99 Edition)

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This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.

About the Author

Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Her most recent book is THE GIFT OF THE BRIDE: A TALE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, MATRIMONY, AND MURDER, a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City. Her other published works include NEITHER MAN NOR WOMAN: THE HIJRAS OF INDIA, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; AMERICAN CULTURAL PLURALISM AND LAW; GENDER DIVERSITY: CROSS-CULTURAL VARIATIONS; and a New York City guidebook, NEW YORK MORE THAN EVER: 40 PERFECT DAYS IN AND AROUND THE CITY. She has always been captivated by the stories people tell and by the tapestry of human diversity. Anthropology was the perfect way for her to immerse herself in these passions, and through teaching, to spread the word about the importance of understanding both human differences and human similarities.

Table of Contents

1. Hijra Roles in Indian Society. 2. Hijras as Neither Man nor Woman. 3. Emasculation Ritual Among the Hijras. 4. Social Organization and Economic Adaptation. 5. Kamladevi: A Prostitute. 6. Meera: A New Guru. 7. Sushila: Achieving Respect. 8. Salima: An Outcast. 9. Hijra Lives on Context. 10. The Hijra in Cross-Cultural Perspective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534509033
Author:
Nanda, Serena
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Author:
Nanda, Serena (Serena Nanda)
Author:
Nanda
Location:
Belmont, CA :
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Eunuchs
Subject:
Transsexuals
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Sex role -- India.
Subject:
Eunuchs -- India.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.23x6.43x.49 in. .70 lbs.

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