By Tom Boellstorff
The case reports 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 through gay Indonesians; an research of bahasa gay—a slang spoken by way of 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 Indonesian society. Boellstorff additionally considers the strain among Islam and sexuality in gay Indonesians’ lives and a sequence of incidents during which teams of fellows, pointed out with Islamic fundamentalism, violently attacked gatherings of gay males. jointly, those stories insist at the primacy of empirical research to any queer reports undertaking that desires to talk to the specificities of lived experience.
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