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By Tom Boellstorff

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

The case experiences contained in A accident of Desires communicate to questions on the relation of sexualities to nationalism, faith, and globalization. They comprise an exam of zines released by means of gay Indonesians; an research of bahasa gay—a slang spoken via 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 stress 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 reports 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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