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Same-sex sexual identity development in an Indian context

Kumar Pandya, Apurva; Pandya, Siddhi; das Nair, Roshan

Authors

Apurva Kumar Pandya

Siddhi Pandya

Roshan das Nair roshan.dasnair@nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2013
Journal Psychology of Sexualities Review
Print ISSN 2047-1467
Electronic ISSN 2047-1475
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 1
Book Title Psychology of Sexualities Review
Institution Citation Kumar Pandya, A., Pandya, S., & das Nair, R. (2013). Same-sex sexual identity development in an Indian context. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 4(1),
Keywords Same-sex sexual identity development; sexuality in an Indian context; indigenous sexual identities.
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