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Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure : Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific

Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure : Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific - 97 edition

Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure : Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780226503042

ISBN10: 0226503046

Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure : Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific by Lenore Manderson and Margaret  Eds. Jolly - ISBN 9780226503042
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Sites of Desire, Economies of Pleasure : Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific by Lenore Manderson and Margaret  Eds. Jolly - ISBN 9780226503042

ISBN13: 9780226503042

ISBN10: 0226503046

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97

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Summary

Discussions of sexuality in Asia and the Pacific have long been tinged with conceptions of the exotic Orient. Examining a world of erotic encounter between European, Asian, and Pacific people, these essays explore how sexual practices and sexual meanings have been constructed across cultural borders in Thailand, the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar, Japan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Polynesian islands. Considering sexuality as embedded in a complex social and political world structured and saturated by gender, race, and class relations, these scholars challenge the categories with which sex and gender have been named and studied. They examine these sites of desire through specific historic and cultural circumstances, from the first explorations of Europeans, through colonial power, to the contemporary issues of sexual tourism, prostitution, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. A unique and important contribution to the study of sexuality, this book also suggests that the history of sexuality in the West was shaped by myths of the legendary Orient and the exotic "Other."

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Sites of Desire/Economies of Pleasure in Asia and the Pacific
Lenore Manderson, Margaret Jolly.


Chapter 1: Educating Desire in Colonial Southeast Asia: Foucault, Freud and Imperial Sexualities
Ann Staler
Chapter 2: Contested Images and Common Strategies: Early Colonial Sexual Politics in the Massim
Adam Reed
Chapter 3: Gaze and Grasp: Plantations, Desires, Indentured Indians, and Colonial Law in Fiji
John D. Kelly
Chapter 4: From Point Venus to Bali Ha'i: Eroticism and Exoticism in Representations of the Pacific
Margaret Jolly
Chapter 5: Parables of Imperialism and Fantasies of the Exotic: Western Representations and Thailand - Place and Sex
Lenore Manderson
Chapter 6: Primal Dream: Masculinism, Sin and Salvation in Thailand's Sex Trade
Annette Hamilton
Chapter 7: Kathoey Gay Man: The Historical Emergence of Gay Male Identity in Thailand
Peter A. Jackson
Chapter 8: State of Desire: Transformations in Huli Sexuality
Jeffrey Clark
Chapter 9: A Plague on the Borders: HIV, Development, and Traveling Identities in the Golden Triangle
Doug Porter
Chapter 10: A Matter of "Choice": Discourses on Prostitution in the Philippines
Lisa Law
Chapter 11: The Foreign Devil Returns: Packaging Sexual Practice and Risk in Contemporary Japan
Sandra Buckley


Notes
Bibliography
Filmography
Contributors
Index