Postcolonial and Queer Theories

Postcolonial and Queer Theories

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Since the 1960s American and Western European gays have set the agenda for sexual liberation and defined its emergence. But homosexuality is a global phenomenon, and gay and lesbian cultures around the world do not always neatly fit Western paradigms. This book investigates the implied imposition of a heavily capitalistic, white, and generally male model on emerging nations and suggests alternative frameworks for describing sexuality. By combining postcolonial and queer theories, the contributors to this volume explore diverse manifestations of homosexuality in the emerging world and the equally diverse literary representations of gay and lesbian lifestyles in those countries.... bear certain racial and colonial prejudices (see, for example, Filipino- American poet R. Zamora Linmarka#39;s aquot;They like you because you eat dogaquot; [266]). ... Gay politics in both Indonesia and the Philippines reflects the class structures of the countries: in both countries there are ... already been traversed by the Firstaquot; (12).

Title:Postcolonial and Queer Theories
Author:John Charles Hawley
Publisher:Praeger Pub Text - 2001-01-01


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