Becoming Young Men in a New India:Masculinities, Gender Relations and Violence in the Postcolony

Philip, Shannon (2022) Becoming Young Men in a New India:Masculinities, Gender Relations and Violence in the Postcolony. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009158718

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Abstract

This book tells the gendered story of a changing India through the lives of its young middle-class men. Through time spent ethnographically ‘hanging out’ with young men in gyms, bars, clubs, trains and gay cruising grounds in India, the author critically reveals Indian men’s violence towards women in various city spaces and also shows the many classed and masculine entitlements and anxieties that they experience. It lays bare the often secretive and hidden social worlds of young Indian men and critically analyses the impact young men’s actions and identities have not just on themselves but also on the many women they encounter in their everyday lives. In this way the book puts forward a critical queer-feminist perspective of men and masculinities in postcolonial India where the politics of class, gender, sexuality, violence and urban spaces come together in complex and contradictory ways.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2023 13:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/89907
DOI: 10.1017/9781009158725

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