De-stereotyping Indian body and desire /

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,...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Chakraborty, Kaustav.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2013.
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Table of 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.