(Un)Familiar Femininities

Studies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

Price: 875.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199454914

Publication date:

13/07/2015

Paperback

344 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 875.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199454914

Publication date:

13/07/2015

Paperback

344 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Aneeta Rajendran

A nuanced reading of contemporary literary and cinematic texts from India and its diaspora, this work traces the histories of the 'un(familiar)' lesbian in the homophobic realm around us. Focusing on  representations and legacies of such femininities, the author  shows how female same-sex socialities and  female same-sex love straddle  terrains both familiar and unfamiliar, arguing that homosexuality and heterosexuality are not in  opposition but in a state of constant dialogue with each other.

Suitable for: Primary Market: Libraries  Apart from institutions, libraries, the work will be of interest to scholars of gender, women studies, culture studies.    Secondary Market:  The book will be both a good teaching tool for undergraduate classes as well as a useful meditation on the field for higher-level research. Euro-American research and teaching institutions in the humanities-social sciences can be specifically targeted in the marketing process due to their relative lack of access to works on the subject matter produced from an Indian-non-Western context. Due to its great topicality, the book will also be of great interest to the general reader as well as anyone broadly interested in feminist-queer inquiry.  

Aneeta Rajendran

Aneeta Rajendran

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 

An Introduction 
1. Gender Insubordination: (Un)Familiar Butch Desire
2. Lesbians in the House! Cinema and Queer
Female Desire 
3. The (Un)Familiar in the Heart of the Family:
Portraits of the Lesbian as a Married Woman
4. Unbecoming Women: Shaping (Un)Familiar Lives 
Conclusions: Mainstreaming (Un)Familiarities
Index
About the Author
 

Aneeta Rajendran

Features

  • The book is a serious, scholarly, nuanced consideration of a frontier area not only for LGBTQ readers, but also for
  • a feminist-gender-aware audience. Due to its topicality, the book is likely to generate great interest among general readers. Highly readable, this book will attract a readership with an interest in contemporary culture.

Aneeta Rajendran

Aneeta Rajendran

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 

An Introduction 
1. Gender Insubordination: (Un)Familiar Butch Desire
2. Lesbians in the House! Cinema and Queer
Female Desire 
3. The (Un)Familiar in the Heart of the Family:
Portraits of the Lesbian as a Married Woman
4. Unbecoming Women: Shaping (Un)Familiar Lives 
Conclusions: Mainstreaming (Un)Familiarities
Index
About the Author
 

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