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The Resource An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex, Siddharth Dube

An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex, Siddharth Dube

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An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex
Title
An indefinite sentence
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a personal history of outlawed love and sex
Statement of responsibility
Siddharth Dube
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From his time as a child in 1960s India, Siddharth Dube knew that he was different. Reckoning with his femininity and sexuality--and his intellect--would send him on a lifelong journey of discovery: from Harvard classrooms to unsafe cruising sites; from ivory-tower think-tanks to shantytowns; from halls of power at the UN and the World Bank to jail cells where sexual outcasts were brutalized. Coming of age in the earliest days of AIDS, Dube was at the front lines when that disease made rights for gay men and for sex workers a matter of basic survival, pushing to decriminalize same-sex relations and sex work in India, both similarly outlawed dating back to British colonial rule. (His efforts would contribute to the repeal of Section 377 in 2018.) He became a trenchant critic of the United States' imposition of its cruel anti-prostitution policies on developing countries--an effort legitimized by leading American feminists and would-be do-gooders--warning that this was a twenty-first-century replay of the moralistic Victorian-era campaigns that had spawned endless persecution of countless women, men, and trans individuals the world over. Profound, ferocious, and luminously written, [this book] is both a personal and political journey, weaving Dube's own quest for love and self-respect with unforgettable portrayals of the struggles of some of the world's most oppressed people, those reviled and cast out for their sexuality. Informed by a lifetime of scholarship and introspection, it is essential reading on the global debates over sexuality, gender expression, and securing human rights and social justice in a world distorted by inequality and right-wing ascendancy."--Dust jacket
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Summary
A revelatory memoir about sex, oppression, and the universal struggle for justice
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748888
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Dube, Siddharth
Dewey number
323.3/2640954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.D815
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Dube, Siddharth
  • Gays
  • Gay rights
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitutes
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
Target audience
adult
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a personal history of outlawed love and sex
Label
An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex, Siddharth Dube
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in India in 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers India Limited as No One Else."
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1079411450
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501158476
Lccn
2018042258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079411450
Label
An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex, Siddharth Dube
Publication
Note
"Originally published in India in 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers India Limited as No One Else."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079411450
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501158476
Lccn
2018042258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079411450

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