Khwaja Sira Activism The Politics of Gender Ambiguity in Pakistan

  title={Khwaja Sira Activism The Politics of Gender Ambiguity in Pakistan},
  author={Faris A. Khan},
  • Faris A. Khan
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • 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. 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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