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Deconstructing Transgender Identities in Pakistan, India, and Iran in Colonial and Post-colonial Context

Mahso Gichki ()

Development, 2020, vol. 63, issue 1, 31-37

Abstract: Abstract This article examines rights-based mobilization amongst the transgender community in Pakistan, India, and Iran. It tackles the dominant discourse of Human Rights, which has always found its geographic epistemic in the Global North. Thus, it argues that understanding the rights of transgender people in a non-Western world requires tracing the etymological history of such rights language, which is embedded within a greater vernacular knowledge of rights influenced by its colonial past.

Keywords: Post-colonial theory; Queer theory; Human rights; Gender South Asia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1057/s41301-020-00243-3

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