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Critical Regionalities and The Study of Gender and Sexual Diversity

Johnson, Mark; Jackson, Peter and Herdt, Gilbert. 2000. Critical Regionalities and The Study of Gender and Sexual Diversity. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 2(4), pp. 361-375. ISSN 1369-1058 [Article]

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This paper argues the case for critical regional enquiries in East and South East Asia into the study of gender and sexual diversity. The concept of 'regions' is here seen as a partial and provisional way of describing both the various ways in which an area of the world is imagined as being separate and distinct, and of describing the flows of people, goods and ideas through which a particular region or world area is made. Further, it is suggested that the idea of regions is a theoretically and politically necessary fiction. On the one hand, a critical regional perspective provides a vantage point from which to problematize naive and uncritical writing on globalization, including the 'globalization' of gender and sexual identities. On the other hand, it enables us to think about the wider networks of material and symbolic relations within, and through which, gender and sexuality are made and experienced in particular locales.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13691050050174396

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1999Accepted
2000Published
8 November 2010Published Online

Item ID:

22591

Date Deposited:

15 Dec 2017 13:23

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2017 13:23

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22591

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