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Playing back the Nation: Waria, Indonesian Transvestites

Boellstorff, Tom


Waria (better known as banci or béncong), who can be provisionally defined as male-to-female transvestites, are well-known members of contemporary Indonesian society. Waria are best understood not as a third gender but a male femininity. By exploring how

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Anthropology


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