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Author Costa, LeeRay M.

Title Male bodies, women's souls : personal narratives of Thailand's transgendered youth / LeeRay M. Costa, Andrew J. Matzner
Published New York : Haworth Press, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 181 pages)
Series Human sexuality
Human sexuality (Haworth Press)
Contents Introduction -- Gender and sexuality in Thailand -- Narrative methodologies -- Sao braphet song narratives -- Analyzing sao braphet song narratives
Summary "The Thai term sao braphet song ("second type of women") describes males who reject the gender of masculinity for femininity. Male Bodies, Women's Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailand's Transgendered Youth uses the narrative method, stories in the words of these "second type of women," to analyze these transgendered experiences. This previously ignored perspective of the contemporary Thai sex/gender system gained through this theoretical and methodological approach offers students and general readers a rich, more readily accessible foundation of knowledge about gendered subjectivity and sex/gender systems. This unique book features in-depth, autobiographical life histories from individual Thai transgendered youth
Life stories, told in the participants' own words, provide an engaging, at times touching, always insightful look at Thai culture's sex/gender system."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gender nonconformity -- Thailand
Transgender people -- Thailand
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Thailand
Gender nonconformity.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality.
SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction.
Transgender people.
Youth -- Sexual behavior.
Form Electronic book
Author Matzner, Andrew.
ISBN 0203051521