Download e-book for kindle: A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, by Tom Boellstorff

By Tom Boellstorff

ISBN-10: 0822339749

ISBN-13: 9780822339748

ISBN-10: 0822339919

ISBN-13: 9780822339915

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

The case reports contained in A twist of fate of Desires converse to questions about the relation of sexualities to nationalism, faith, and globalization. They comprise an exam of zines released through gay Indonesians; an research of bahasa gay—a slang spoken by means of 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 strain among Islam and sexuality in gay Indonesians’ lives and a chain of incidents within which teams of guys, pointed out with Islamic fundamentalism, violently attacked gatherings of gay males. jointly, those reviews 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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