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Auteur: Dave, Naisargi N.
Titel: Queer Activism in India
Sub titel: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics

In `Queer Activism in India', Naisargi N. Dave examines the formation of lesbian communities in India from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Based on ethnographic research conducted with activist organizations in Delhi, a body of letters written by lesbian women, and research with lesbian communities and queer activist groups across the country, Dave studies the everyday practices that constitute queer activism in India. Dave argues that activism is an ethical practice comprising critique, invention, and relational practice. She investigates the relationship between the ethics of activism and the existing social norms and conditions from which activism emerges. Through her analysis of different networks and institutions, Dave documents how activism oscillates between the potential for new social arrangements and the questions that arise once the activists' goals have been achieved.
2012, 280 pag., Euro 22,95
Duke University Press, Durham, ISBN 9780822353195


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