chapter  V
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Differences, dialogues, aspirations

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book analyses the absent-presence of caste that the polyvalence of gender/sexual experiences has been masked in the public space of Kerala. It has attempted to analyse the modalities of this reportage at this particular juncture and the emergence of women subjects from these debates. The book foregrounds the visibility of sexuality and the sexual subjects that came into the public space as not merely nebulous anachronisms but part of a congruous process with reference to the past. It looks at the specificities of the processes of formation of the sexual subject of the enhanced visibility of sexuality. It also looks at the relations of power in constituting/performing sexuality as relational rather than absolute. The book in a broader sense can be seen as bringing out the specificities of sexual subjectivities in negotiation with the public space.