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Author Chakraborty, Kaustav.

Title De-stereotyping Indian Body and Desire
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents Preface; introducing 'de-stereotype'; disempowering gender-normativedesire discourses; body-politics; sexwork; the corporal meets the spiritual; the body as a site of conflictin temsula ao'sthese hillscalledhome; writing the body; interrogating ex-centric identitiesin mahesh dattani's plays in the lightof performativity; contrapuntal transgressionsof the body; dictions of desire; a study on marriage with a focuson analysis of internet matrimonialadvertisement; mahi's overweight body and her desirefor a prince charming; desire and the decentralisationof power in bollywood films
Showing off skinthe powerful male and the desirablefemale body; shiva linga as the de-stereotypedrepresentation of the supernaturalbeing; contributors; about the editor
Summary Stereotypes result in deceptive generalizations about groups and are held in a manner that renders them as derogatory. As such, this volume advocates an active, goal-oriented effort in order to reduce prejudice through contact. Deconstructing the motivated 'otherizing' of the marginalized, the book offers an alternative reading of the representations of Indian body and desire, in both literature and media, that are often politically inscribed as 'abnormal' and 'unnatural' due to their non-con .
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Subject Sex role -- India.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443857432 (electronic bk.)
9781443857437 (electronic bk.)