Gay and Lesbian Asia: Culture, Identity, Community by Gerard Sullivan,PETER A JACKSON

By Gerard Sullivan,PETER A JACKSON

How do Asian cultures build queer genders, sexualities, and eroticism?

Gay and Lesbian Asia demonstrates the astounding variety of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered identities in nations together with Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. even though many Asian cultures borrow the language of the West while discussing queerness, the attitudes, relationships, and roles defined are really diverse.

Gay and Lesbian Asia discusses cultural concerns in addition to the original political place of gays in Asian societies. for instance, the Thai thought of phet--eroticized gender--is rather varied from the Western view that classifies humans by way of the intercourse of the companions they hope, no longer by way of their point of masculine or female features. equally, a few homosexual and lesbian chinese language humans “come domestic” instead of “come out.” via bringing their companions into the , they could keep the filial relationships that outline them whereas having the ability to love whom they opt for.

The essays in homosexual and Lesbian Asia hide a large diversity of techniques and matters:

  • globalization conception exploring the political and cultural ramifications of the Western homosexual identification circulation
  • Foucauldian discourse on sexuality and sharply specified erotic cultures
  • political and cultural analyses of homosexual and lesbian comradeship and filial relationships in chinese language societies
  • learn at the “T” and “po” lesbians (similar to butch and femme) in Malaysian bars
  • the formation of homosexual cybercommunities in Asia
  • the results of sophistication differences on Jakarta lesbians
  • reviews of neighborhood historic varieties of homoeroticism and transgenderism

    Gay and Lesbian Asia keeps Haworth's landmark sequence of books on homosexual and lesbian matters in Asia and Australia. in addition to Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in chinese language Societies; Queer Asian Cinema; Multicultural Queer: Australian Narratives; Gays and Lesbians in Asia and the Pacific; and woman Boys, Tom Boys, lease Boys: female and male Homosexualities in modern Thailand, this booklet provides essentially the most unique, robust present notion on hand on cultural, political, sexual, and gender concerns for queer subcultures inside Asian cultures.

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