Journal article

Sex and sexualities in contemporary Indonesia: sexual politics, health, diversity and representations

Benjamin Hegarty

Asian Studies Review | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2017

Abstract

Linda Rae Bennett and Sharyn Graham Davies’ volume continues a long heritage of research about gender and sexuality in Indonesia. Multidisciplinary and thematically disparate, the volume as a whole is an indispensable resource for those interested in the region and the field. The 15 chapters offer snapshots from many corners of the sprawling archipelago. The editors have collaborated closely with contributors keenly attentive to everyday life to ensure that chapters are held in dialogue. In his afterword conversation with esteemed gay activist Dédé Oetomo, Tom Boellstorff (p. 312) describes contemporary Indonesia as “like a steaming pot with the lid lifted off and the steam goes every which ..

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