Gender, Communication and Language in South Asia
(generated from a query on linganth listserver, May 2003)
Repondents included: Jim Wilce, Ellen Contini-Moravia,
Maggie Ronkin, John McCreery
Ahearn, Laura M.
2001 Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal. Ann
Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Appadurai, Arjun, Frank J. Koram and Margaret Mills. 1991 Gender, Genre,
and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions. Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press.
1992 The Performance of Emotion Among Paxtun Women: "The Misfortunes Which
Have Befallen Me". Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
[This is an accessible ethnography of communication and a fascinating
ethnographic account of culturally constructed and socially performed emotions.]
1997 "Go Suck Your Husband's Sugarcane..." In Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender,
and Sexuality. K. Hall and A. Livia, eds. Pp. 430-460. Oxford: Oxford University
Press. [Documents how any acceptance or position hijras--Indian transgendered
persons-have is won by their own assertions, not granted by any sort of cultural
value such as inclusivism.]
Hall, Kira and O'Donovan, Veronica
1996 "Shifting gender positions among Hindi-speaking hijras". In V. Bergvall, J. Bing,
and A. Freed (eds.), Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and
Petievich, Carla. 2001.
2001. "Rekhti: Impersonating the Feminine in Urdu Poetry". South Asia, vol. 24. [On
one of a number of Indo-Muslim poetries composed by men and narrated in the
Raheja, Gloria Goodwin and Gold, Ann Grodzins
1994 Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and kinship in North India. U.
of California Press
2000 'Stigma and everyday resistance practices: Childless women in South India.'
Gender and Society 14 (1): 111-135.
2001 Positioning gender identity in narratives of infertility: South Indian women's lives
in context. In M. C. Inhorn and F. van Balen, eds. Infertility Around the Globe:
New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies.
Berkeley: University of California Press.
2002. "Spousal communication on reproductive illness among rural women Culture,"
Health & Sexuality 4, no. 2 (2002): 223-236.
1969a "Reference, Address and Fictive Kinship in Urban North India."
- ......... 1969b. "A Structural Analysis of the Hindi Kinship
Terminology." Contributions to Indian Sociology. New Series 3.94-115.
Wilce, James M.
1998 Eloquence in Trouble: The Poetics and Politics of Complaint in Rural Bangladesh
Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics, No 21. [Shows how "complaints"
in medical and other domains become opportunities for resistance to gender
Wilce, James M.
In press To "speak beautifully" in Bangladesh: Subjectivity as pagalami. In The
Edge of Experience: Culture, Subjectivity, and Schizophrenia. J. Jenkins and R.
Barrett, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press. [Uncovers gender bending
as one of several keys to the significance of "madness" in Bangladesh]