The Resource Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India : narratives of gender and sexuality, Jyoti Puri

Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India : narratives of gender and sexuality, Jyoti Puri

Label
Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India : narratives of gender and sexuality
Title
Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India
Title remainder
narratives of gender and sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Jyoti Puri
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jyoti Puri draws on post-colonial and feminist theory to focus on how women in current-day India conceptualize their gender and sexuality. She provides a groundbreaking ethnographic study based on fifty-four middle- and upper-class Indian women, ranging from the ages of fifteen to thirty-eight. She argues that these women's narratives are shaped by not only the nation-state, but by transnational processes as well. Woman, Body and Desire in Postcolonial Indiaconnects important issues of class an nationhood to the emerging sense of female identity in India, covering previously neglected topics such as menstruation, gay and straight sexual experience, sexual harassment and assault, marriage and motherhood. Puri discovers that attitudes about sexuality and gender are surprisingly similar in India and Western countries
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.3/0954
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.I4
LC item number
P87 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Woman, body, desire in post-colonial India : narratives of gender and sexuality, Jyoti Puri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([209]-223) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Fictions of identity -- ch. 2. Sex, sexuality, and the nation-state -- ch. 3. Docile and disruptive : narratives on menarche and menstruation -- ch. 4. Tensions of sexual respectability : accounts of sexual aggression -- ch. 5. Negotiating the norm : speaking of heterosexual desire -- ch. 6. Rethinking the requirements : of marriage and motherhood -- ch. 7. Hybrid and hyphenated : reading queer narratives -- ch. 8. Conclusion : considering new courses or stoking fire
Control code
ocm50900044
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203906620
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780415921282
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36075413
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50900044
  • pebcs0203906624

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