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Queerness in the Middle East and

South Asia
Bibliografia orientativa e strumenti di ricerca nel web

a cura di

Jolanda Guardi

Dallinizio degli anni 90 a oggi, i riferimenti bibliografici per chi desidera oc-
cuparsi di studi queer in generale e nei paesi oggetto del presente numero sono
orami molto numerosi. In questa sede vengono segnalati solamente quelli conside-
rati essenziali per una visione dinsieme.
Lo stesso a maggior ragione per quanto riguarda la filmografia e la sitografia; le
indicazioni sono di carattere orientativo per chi volesse cominciare un percorso di
ricerca in questo senso.

In lingue occidentali. Monografie

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Bareed Mista3jil. True Stories. 2009. Beirut: meem.

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d. Youngstown New York: Teneo Press.

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Haeri, Shahla. 1989. Law of Desire. Temporary Marriage in Shi'i Iran. Syra-
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mosexual. New Delhi: Dynamic Books.
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History, 1500-1900. Washington: Mage.
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Rights: Exploring Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia. New Delhi:
Sage Publications.
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Nanda, Serena. 1990. Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India. Belmont,
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Narrain, Arvind and Alok, Gupta. eds. 2011. Law Like Love: Queer Perspec-
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Narrain, Arvind. 2004. Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Legal Change.
Bangalore: Books for Change.
Narrain, Arvind with Gautam, Bhan. 2006. Because I Have a Voice: Queer Pol-
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Ouzgane, Lahoucine. 2006. Islamic Masculinities. London New York: Zed

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Pattanaik, Devdutt. 2002. The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales
from Hindu Lore. New York: Harrington Park Press.
Puri, Jyoti. 1999. Woman Body Desire: Narratives on Gender and Sexuality in
Post-colonial India. New York: Routledge.
Rao, R. Raj and Dibyajioty, Sarma. eds. 2009. Whistling in the dark: twenty-one
queer interviews. New Delhi: Sage.
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Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience. Boston: Alyson Publications.
Reddy, Gayatri. 2005. With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South
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Shahani, Parmesh. 2008. Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)longing in
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Vanita, Ruth. 2005. Gandhis Tiger and Sitas Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexu-
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al-Qaraw, Ysuf. Fasd al-mutama. Accessed March 2013.

Confederazione di associazioni LGBTQ europee e musulmane.
Equal India Alliance
Galva -108: gay & lesbian vaishnava association (Sito di letteratura persiana classica in versione originale).
Gaylaxy hindi
Organizzazione di sostegno a LGBTQ arabi con sede principale negli
Stati Uniti.
The Humsafar Trust
Sito del MOI, Musulmani Omosessuali Italiani.
Sito di supporto alla comunit LGBTQ in Gran Bretagna.
Sito dellorganizzazione canadese Iranian Network for Queer Refugees,
che si occupa di LGBTQ iraniani.

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Sito della rivista LGBTQ Mh.
Nigah Queering Perspectives
Pink Pages India's National Gay & Lesbian magazine!
Queer Ink publishing
Sito di informazione su LGBTQ musulmani nel mondo.
Queer Azadi
Samabhavana Society
Sanginii Trusts website
Samlaigik-sambandh jnkr
Netherlands 2006, 65.


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