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Macho Minority Masculinity and Ethnicity on the Edge of Tibet

Hillman, Benjamin; Henfry, Lee-Anne

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This article explores the role of masculinity in articulating ethnic Tibetan identity in China. Based on interviews with Tibetans and Han Chinese in a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in China's southwest and on an examination of recent Chinese publications, the study explores the dialogue between Tibetans' own perceptions of their ethnic identity and public representations of that identity. While previous scholarship has highlighted the role that ethnic minorities play in constructing a Chinese...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHillman, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorHenfry, Lee-Anne
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:13:58Z
dc.identifier.issn0097-7004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/17220
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the role of masculinity in articulating ethnic Tibetan identity in China. Based on interviews with Tibetans and Han Chinese in a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in China's southwest and on an examination of recent Chinese publications, the study explores the dialogue between Tibetans' own perceptions of their ethnic identity and public representations of that identity. While previous scholarship has highlighted the role that ethnic minorities play in constructing a Chinese national identity, the authors demonstrate that minorities, too, construct their ethnic identities in contradistinction to a majority Other. This process is integral to the production of a local knowledge and history that runs parallel to state-sponsored discourses of the nation and its composite nationalities.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceModern China
dc.subjectKeywords: ethnicity; gender identity China; Ethnic minority; Gender identity; Tibet
dc.titleMacho Minority Masculinity and Ethnicity on the Edge of Tibet
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume32
dc.date.issued2006
local.identifier.absfor200205 - Culture, Gender, Sexuality
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4105779xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHillman, Benjamin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHenfry, Lee-Anne, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage251
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage272
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0097700405286186
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T07:21:10Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33644867357
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