Vol. 16 (2020): Effeminati
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Il terzo genere? Koṭhī, hijṛa, kinnar e donne trans alla ricerca di cittadinanza nell’India contemporanea

Alessandra Consolaro
Dipartimento di Studi umanistici dell’Università di Torino
Published July 7, 2021
Keywords
  • hijra,
  • kinnar,
  • kothi,
  • terzo genere,
  • transgender,
  • India; hijra,
  • kinnarkothi,
  • third gender,
  • transwoman,
  • India
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How to Cite
Consolaro, A. (2021). Il terzo genere? Koṭhī, hijṛa, kinnar e donne trans alla ricerca di cittadinanza nell’India contemporanea. Storia Delle Donne, 16(1), 13-35. https://doi.org/10.36253/sd-11460

Abstract

Hijā communities from South Asia are often taken as an example of social acknowledgment of transgender in a ‘traditional’ context. Nevertheless, this exoticizing representation erases all distinctions among hijā, kinnar, ko, third gender persons, transmen and transwomen, and other individuals whose gender identity does not conform to the man/woman binary. In this article, I will introduce the debate about identity construction of people that complicate the binary gender identity, within the framework of citizenship claims and homonationalism.

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