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Author Osella, Caroline.

Title Men and masculinities in south India / Caroline and Filippo Osella
Published London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Anthem South Asian studies
Anthem South Asian studies.
Contents Front Matter; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface/Acknowledgements; Dedication; Main Body; Chapter 1. Introduction: Masculinities in South Asia; Notes; Chapter 2. How to Make a Man?; Notes; Chapter 3. Working Men's Lives; Notes; Chapter 4. Men of Substance: Earning and Spending; Notes; Chapter 5. Producing Heterosexuality: Flirting and Romancing; Notes; Chapter 6. Negotiating Heterosexuality: Pornography, Masturbation and 'Secret Love'; Notes; Chapter 7. Homosocial Spaces: The Sabarimala Pilgrimage; Notes; Chapter 8. Masculine Styles: Young Men and Movie Heroes; Notes
Summary "Men and Masculinities in South India aims to increase understanding of gender within South Asia and especially South Asian masculinities, a topic whose analysis and ethnographising in the region has had a very sketchy beginning and is ripe for more thorough examination. This is, in short, an almost empty field dominated so far by short articles and collections and the time is right for the first full-length ethnographic study of masculinities. This ground-breaking monograph covers a range of areas including work, cross-sex relationships, sexuality, men's friendships, religious practices and leisure."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
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Subject Masculinity -- India, South.
Men -- India, South.
Form Electronic book
Author Osella, Filippo.
ISBN 1843312328
1843313995 (electronic bk.)
9781843313991 (electronic bk.)