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Comparative Feminist Studies

Made in India

Decolonizations, Queer Sexualities, Trans/national Projects

Authors: Bhaskaran, S.

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Made in India examines seemingly disparate and high profile events in postcolonial India that captured national and transnational/diasporic interest since the 1990s: The emergence of the Indian homosexual, the new trans/national heterosexual woman, lesbian suicides, marriage and kinship contracts in small towns around India and the simultaneous evolution of the modern homophobia and lesbian NGOs. These events demonstrate the material, political, and cultural contexts within which postcolonial subjects negotiate their lived experiences within moments of decolonization and recolonization.

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SUPARNA BHASKARAN is an Anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Women's studies. She has essays published in Queering India (Routledge 2001) and Our Feet Walk in the Sky (Aunt Lute, 1993).

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Made in India is a provocative and important contribution to queer diaspora and area studies. Working from the ever-globalizing present, Suparna Bhaskaran shows how Made in India is at once the result of commodity production in the liberal(ized) economy and of Indian nationalism's increasingly phantasmatic attempts to reinforce its sexual, racial and class boundaries in the postcolonial world.' - Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas

'Compellingly Innovative. Highly readable. Suparna Bhaskaran has gifted a most skillfully imagined ethnography. She has taken the word queer through a transnational journey that is at once intimate and political, and, in so doing, she has fashioned a new and expansive vocabulary about the formation of sexual subjectivities in neocolonial India. This is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the radical transformation of what it means to be queer.' - M. Jacqui Alexander, author of forthcoming Pedagogies of Crossing


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Bhaskaran, Suparna

    Pages 1-14

  • The Evidence of Arrogant Experience: Boomerang Anthropology and Curdled Otherness

    Bhaskaran, Suparna

    Pages 15-35

  • Compulsory Individuality and the Trans/national Family of Nations: The Girl-Child, Bollywood Barbie, and Ms. Worldly Universe

    Bhaskaran, Suparna

    Pages 37-69

  • Taxonomic Desires, the Sutram of Kama, and the World Bank: “Sexual Minorities” and Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

    Bhaskaran, Suparna

    Pages 71-109

  • Inverting Economic Man: Pleasure, Violence, and “Lesbian Pacts” in Postcolonial India

    Bhaskaran, Suparna

    Pages 111-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Made in India
Book Subtitle
Decolonizations, Queer Sexualities, Trans/national Projects
Authors
Series Title
Comparative Feminist Studies
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Suparna Bhaskaran
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7925-4
DOI
10.1057/9781403979254
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6020-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6726-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 181
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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