11. (Trans)Gender

Tomboi Embodiment

  1. Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  1. Evelyn Blackwood

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch11

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

How to Cite

Blackwood, E. (2011) (Trans)Gender, in A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment (ed F. E. Mascia-Lees), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189491

Online ISBN: 9781444340488

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Keywords:

  • (TRANS)GENDER - Tomboi embodiment;
  • bodies, particular claims - about who we are as humans;
  • orthodoxy of bodily truth in the United States forces - transgendered people;
  • embodiment and transgender studies - situating “transgender”;
  • anthropological work on transgendered selves - bakla and hijra;
  • work on gender transgressive bodies - of Tombois in West Sumatra, Indonesia;
  • Tombois in Padang West Sumatra - female-bodied individuals, social category “man”;
  • Tombois' childhood narratives - loving everything associated with boys and boys' things;
  • being men for Tombois, not about imitation - Tombois' masculinity rooted in their bodies;
  • expectations of femininity, at home coupled with Tombois' desires

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Embodiment and Transgender Studies

  • Embodiment and Subjectivity

  • Tombois in West Sumatra

  • Versions of Femininity in Community Space

  • Acknowledgment

  • References

  • Additional Readings