The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 5
Page No. 589 - 594

The Transgender’s Sexual Identity Construction in a Cultural Practice Community: A Case Study of the Ganesh Chaturthi Ceremony

Authors : Titiratana Wetsiriyanan, Viyouth Chamruspanth and Somsak Srisontisuk

Abstract: This study presents the transgender’s sexual identity construction in a cultural practice community. This case study was part of the researcher’s dissertation on creating meanings of Ganesha in the modern society of NorthEastern Thailand. The scope of this case study was the phenomenon at the Ganesh Chaturthi ceremony in Nakorn Ratchasima Province in the Northeast of Thailand. This ceremony is annually held at shrines by believers in the Lord Ganesha. In this cultural practice ceremony, there were interactions among different groups of ceremony participants who shared the same faith. The focus of the case study was paid to the transgender who gathered in small groups. In each small group, they tried to construct and express their sexual identity through the ritual ceremony to be noticed and accepted by the whole assembly of the participants.

How to cite this article:

Titiratana Wetsiriyanan, Viyouth Chamruspanth and Somsak Srisontisuk, 2016. The Transgender’s Sexual Identity Construction in a Cultural Practice Community: A Case Study of the Ganesh Chaturthi Ceremony. The Social Sciences, 11: 589-594.

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