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Male bodies, women's souls : personal narratives of Thailand's transgendered youth / LeeRay M. Costa, Andrew J. Matzner
Bib ID 3959961
Format BookBook
Author
Costa, LeeRay M
 
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Description New York : Haworth Press, c2007 
xx, 181 p. : map ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780789031143
0789031140
9780789031150
0789031159
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."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Gender and sexuality in Thailand
  • Narrative methodologies
  • Sao braphet song narratives
  • Analyzing sao braphet song narratives.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Transsexuals -- Thailand.  |  Transsexualism -- Thailand.  |  Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Thailand.
Other authors/contributors Matzner, Andrew

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