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Khwaja Sira Activism: The Politics of Gender Ambiguity in Pakistan

by Faris Khan

This essay examines an instance of media activism by members of a Karachi-based organization run by and for nonnormatively gendered people who are known as khwaja siras.

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By providing both ethnographic analysis and a genderqueer feminist reading of the group's strategies for resisting categorization and surveillance through practices of gender ambiguity, this essay argues for the potential of khwaja sira politics to produce radical subjectivity.

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Transgender Studies Quarterly
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May 01, 2016
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