ASIAN MASCULINITIES: CONTEXT OF CHANGE,
SITES OF CONTINUITY
Caroline Osella & Filippo Osella (Eds.)
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does it mean to be a man in word, flesh, deed, affect
in the shifting context of South Asia? 'Masculinity'
has in recent years begun to be theorised as a field
of study; while its study in different cultural
areas (Islamic, American, Mediterranean) has been
undertaken, South Asia remains relatively unexplored.
This volume seeks to fill the gap and build a wider
body of ethnographic work, as well as contribute
to the theoretical literature on gender. The papers
are drawn from anthropology, history, film studies
and literature, and are aimed at South Asian scholars
as well as a wider audience of people interested
in gender studies.
Alessandro Monti, Bob Simpson, Geert de Neve, Caroline
and Filippo Osella, Karen Gabriel, Prem Kumar Vijayan,
Radhika Chopra, Ravi Vasudevan, Sanjay Srivastava,
Thomas Michael Walle and Nayanika Mookherjee.
is with the
Department of Sociology, Delhi University,
teaching courses and supervising research
in gender studies. Her recent work has addressed
the issue of gender and masculinity with a
focus on South Asia. She has recently edited
a volume of essays, From
Violence to Supportive Practice: Family, Gender
and Masculinity in India.
AND FILIPPO OSELLA
were both trained at the London School of Economics.
Filippo is Professor of Anthropology, University of Sussex,
and Caroline Osella is Reader at the Department
of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS (formerly School of Oriental
and African Studies), London. They have carried out
extended fieldwork in Kerala and the Persian Gulf since 1989.
Their research interests include social mobility, migration,
agrarian relations, sexuality and spirit possession. Among their
Social Mobility in Kerala: Modernity and Identity in Conflict.