Same-sex sexual identity development in an Indian context

Kumar Pandya, Apurva, Pandya, Siddhi and das Nair, Roshan (2013) Same-sex sexual identity development in an Indian context. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 4 (1). pp. 41-52. ISSN 2047-1475

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One of the challenges of writing a chapter on inter sectionality, with a specific emphasis on sexuality and ethnicity, is that specificity distorts the ideal of inter sectionality, which seeks to see people as multiple composites of identities, not simply two or three of these. However, the pragmatics of understanding some of these intersections in depth does require us to develop a focus. This chapter, therefore, seeks to investigate the experiences, dilemmas, challenges and triumphs of being a sexual and ethnic minority. Using case studies and narratives from clinical encounters, research studies, web-blogs, and mass media, I chronicle these accounts to understand the complex psychological and political journeys people caught between seemingly conflicting identities have to make on a daily basis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Same-sex sexual identity development; sexuality in an Indian context; indigenous sexual identities.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:38

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