Male Bodies, Women's Souls

Male Bodies, Women's Souls

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Get a detailed look at the Thai sex/gender systema€”through analysis of the personal stories from transgendered youth in Thailand The Thai term sao braphet song (a a€œsecond type of womana€) describes males who reject the gender of masculinity for femininity. Male Bodies, Womena€™s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailanda€™s Transgendered Youth uses the narrative method, stories in the words of these a€œsecond type of womena€ to analyze these transgendered experiences. This previously ignored perspective of the 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. Male Bodies, Womena€™s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailanda€™s Transgendered Youth features in-depth, autobiographical life histories from individual Thai transgendered youth. Life stories, told in the participantsa€™ own words, provides an engaging, at times touching, always insightful look at Thai culturea€™s sex/gender system. The authors then expertly analyze the narratives to illuminate common themes and constructions within this group, allowing an opportunity for contrast and discussion on transgender experiences in other nations. Male Bodies, Womena€™s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailanda€™s Transgendered Youth analyzes the major themes in the stories, including: identities definitions and descriptive labels etiologies of sao braphet song-ness the notion of acceptance narrator motivations for participating in the project Male Bodies, Womena€™s Souls: Personal Narratives of Thailanda€™s Transgendered Youth is illuminating, reflective reading for educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, or anyone interested in discovering more about transgenderism in a specific cultural context.Personal Narratives of Thailanda#39;s Transgendered Youth LeeRar Costa ... ( referred to as sao braphet song) were each asked to write an essay (one to ten pages in length) about their experiences with the goal of educating others about theiranbsp;...


Title:Male Bodies, Women's Souls
Author:LeeRar Costa
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11
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