Against Hijras as the Quintessential 'Third Sex' Gayatri Reddy Book Review

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Xena White


Gender and sexuality studies are a hot topic in the field of anthropology, with certain groups of people being typified in these debates through the assumption of their sexual differences. Hijras, phenotypic men who undergo sacrificial emasculation and wear female attire, are such an identity under the scrutiny of researchers that have aimed to capture their lives, or a limited version of them, for application within their ethnographies, films, or newspaper projects.

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