The Hijra Clap in Neoliberal Hands: Performing Trans Rights in Pakistan

  title={The Hijra Clap in Neoliberal Hands: Performing Trans Rights in Pakistan},
  author={Claire Pamment},
  journal={TDR/The Drama Review},
#ChangeTheClap, a 2017 social media campaign aimed at combatting stigma towards Pakistan’s marginalized transgender communities, draws upon the distinctive hijra clap, even as it erases the embodied clapping hijra. The changing hands of the clap across almost a decade of activism gestures to the neoliberal limits of the trans rights movement in Pakistan and attempts to contain hijra identity. 
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