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By Tom Boellstorff

ISBN-10: 0822339749

ISBN-13: 9780822339748

ISBN-10: 0822339919

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In A twist of fate of Desires, Tom Boellstorff considers how interdisciplinary collaboration among anthropology and queer experiences may well improve either fields. For greater than a decade he has visited Indonesia, either as an anthropologist exploring gender and sexuality and as an activist taken with HIV prevention paintings. Drawing on those studies, he presents a number of in-depth case reports, essentially about the lives of Indonesian males who time period themselves gay (an Indonesian-language note that overlaps with, yet doesn't correspond precisely to, the English notice “gay”). those case reports positioned interdisciplinary study techniques into perform. they're preceded and by means of theoretical meditations at the most efficient types that collaborations among queer reviews and anthropology may possibly take. Boellstorff makes use of theories of time to invite how a version of “coincidence” may well open up new chances for cooperation among the 2 disciplines. He additionally juxtaposes his personal paintings with different students’ experiences of Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore to check queer sexualities throughout Southeast Asia. In doing so, he asks how comparability will be understood as a queer undertaking and the way queerness will be understood as comparative.

The case experiences contained in A twist of fate of Desires converse to questions about the relation of sexualities to nationalism, faith, and globalization. They contain an exam of zines released through gay Indonesians; an research of bahasa gay—a slang spoken via gay Indonesians that's more and more appropriated in Indonesian pop culture; and an exploration of where of warias (roughly, “male-to-female transvestites”) inside of Indonesian society. Boellstorff additionally considers the stress among Islam and sexuality in gay Indonesians’ lives and a sequence of incidents during which teams of fellows, pointed out with Islamic fundamentalism, violently attacked gatherings of gay males. jointly, those stories insist at the primacy of empirical research to any queer stories venture that desires to talk to the specificities of lived experience.

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