With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South by Gayatri Reddy

By Gayatri Reddy

With appreciate to Sex is an intimate ethnography that provides a provocative account of sexual and social distinction in India. the themes of this research are hijras or the "third intercourse" of India—individuals who occupy a distinct, liminal area among female and male, sacred and profane.

Hijras are males who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in go back for the ability to confer fertility on newlyweds and baby young ones, a ritual function they're revered for, whilst they're stigmatized for his or her ambiguous sexuality. by means of concentrating on the hijra group, Gayatri Reddy sheds new mild on Indian society and the complicated negotiations of id throughout a number of domain names of lifestyle. extra, via reframing hijra identification in the course of the neighborhood economic system of admire, this ethnography highlights the complicated relationships between neighborhood and international, sexual and ethical, economies.

This e-book may be considered as the definitive paintings on hijras, person who could be of large curiosity to anthropologists, scholars of South Asian tradition, and experts within the learn of gender and sexuality.

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