By Tom Boellstorff
The case reviews contained in A accident of Desires communicate to questions on the relation of sexualities to nationalism, faith, and globalization. They contain an exam of zines released by way of 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 sequence of incidents during which teams of guys, 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 undertaking that desires to talk to the specificities of lived experience.
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A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia (e-Duke books scholarly collection.) by Tom Boellstorff