Queer Asian Subjects: Transgressive Sexualities and Heteronormative Meanings

Blackwood, Evelyn and Johnson, Mark. 2012. Queer Asian Subjects: Transgressive Sexualities and Heteronormative Meanings. Asian Studies Review, 36(4), ISSN 1035-7823 [Article]

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This special issue of Asian Studies Review explores comparatively the production and transformation of gender and sexual subjectivities across and beyond South and Southeast Asia. More specifically, papers in this special issue disclose the complex intersections of ethnicity, race, class, gender, religion and nationality through which sexual subjectivities are formed and subject positions inhabited within and across these regions. By tracing the transnational movement of people and the circulation of images and ideas, their appropriations and effects, the papers in this volume reveal mutable and multiple sexual subjectivities that are no longer fixed in place, even as state discourses, hegemonic meanings and individual actors work to attach specific meanings to particular bodies. In this special issue we ask, what are the effects of migration, forced and chosen, on forms and formulations of gender and sexuality for people's embodied and discursive entanglements? How do spatial and temporal, as well as religious, economic and political changes alter and foreclose some kinds of intimacies and subjectivities even as they open and enable others? What are the social and cultural processes through which heteronormativity is articulated, enforced, transgressed and challenged?

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queer, Asia, sexuality, heteronormativity, lesbian, gay

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6 December 2012Published

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