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Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys: Male and Female Homosexualities in Contemporary Thailand. This book explores Thailand's sexual populations, from kathoeys or "lady boys" (transsexual or transvestite males) and tom boys (masculine lesbians) to male sex workers who service male clients. The nine articles in the collection discuss sexual and gender diversity in a series of case studies of contemporary forms of male and female sexuality and transgenderism in Thailand. By examining issues of sexual identity and behaviour in Thailand, the selections reveal the social and emotional difficulties experienced by these individuals who live in a country often mistaken for a gay paradise.

Lady Boys, Tom Boys, Rent Boys

SKU: 036407
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    Jackson, Peter A. & Gerard Sullivan (eds.)
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    Silkworm Books

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