Is the experience of being a woman loving another woman the same in Brooklyn as it is in Surabaya? The contributors to Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia would say no, and further that appreciation of the plurality of being a woman, being queer, and loving another woman is the beginning, rather the end, of liberation. Saskia Wieringa, Evelyn Blackwood, and Abha Bhaiya have assembled a collection of twelve essays that critique and deconstruct unitary ideas of gender, sexuality, and the queering of East, South, and Southeast Asia. The book is framed by an introduction that is explicitly transnational and feminist; Wieringa, Blackwood, and Bhaiya are attentive not only to how power and exclusion operate in the lives of lesbians and transgender people, but also to how their own analyses are implicated in processes of domination. Deploying ethnographic and historiographic analysis, literary and film criticism, philosophical critique, and...
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Book Review| November 01 2009
Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia
Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia. Edited by Saskia E. Wieringa, Evelyn Blackwood, and Abha Bhaiya.
279pp. $69.95 (cloth).
Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (4): 1239–1241.
Tyrell Caroline Haberkorn; Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia. Journal of Asian Studies 1 November 2009; 68 (4): 1239–1241. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021911809990970
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