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Coincidence of Desires Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia

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ISBN-10: 0822339919

ISBN-13: 9780822339915

Edition: 2007

Authors: Tom Boellstorff

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In "A Coincidence of Desires," Tom Boellstorff considers how interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropology and queer studies might enrich both fields. For more than a decade he has visited Indonesia, both as an anthropologist exploring gender and sexuality and as an activist involved in HIV prevention work. Drawing on these experiences, he provides several in-depth case studies, primarily concerning the lives of Indonesian men who term themselves "gay" (an Indonesian-language word that overlaps with, but does not correspond exactly to, the English word "gay"). These case studies put interdisciplinary research approaches into practice. They are preceded and followed by theoretical…    
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

A Note on Indonesian Terms and Italicization
Introduction: Queering Disciplines in Time
Zines and Zones of Desire
Warias, National Transvestites
Gay Language, Registering Belonging
Between Religion and Desire
The Emergence of Political Homophobia
Comparatively Queer in Southeast Asia