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Gender pluralism; southeast Asia since early modern times.

9780415931601

Gender pluralism; southeast Asia since early modern times.

Peletz, Michael G.

Routledge

2009

339 pages

$39.95

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HQ1075

Peletz (anthropology, Emory U.) explores manifestations of and attitudes towards gender pluralism in Southeast Asia from early modern times to the present, employing the term gender pluralism to denote "pluralistic sensibilities and dispositions regarding bodily practices (adornment, attire, mannerisms) and embodied desires, as well as social roles, sexual relationships, and overall ways of being that bear on or are otherwise linked with local conceptions of femininity, masculinity, androgyny, hermaphroditism, and so on." Topics include gendered motifs in the political cultures of pre- and early modern states; conventions of kinship, marriage, and exchange; transgender religious ritual practices and transgenderism in fashion and entertainment; and gender, sexuality, and body politics in 21st century Malaysia.

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