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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the PacificMethod, Practice, Theory$
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Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831592

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001

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Gay Sexualities and Complicities

Gay Sexualities and Complicities

Rethinking the Global Gay

(p.59) Chapter 4 Gay Sexualities and Complicities
Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific

Jyoti Puri

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter considers the circulation of the “global gay paradigm” within lesbian, gay, and bisexual academic and activist discourses in India. Despite scholarly criticisms of the paradigm, it shapes popular and activist accounts within the urban Indian context. In contrast, the globalization approach is absent from some of the useful scholarly work on same-sex sexualities in the Indian context. Contrasting the activist and scholarly discourses within the Indian context, this chapter highlights the politically fraught implications of this paradigm. This analysis identifies what is at stake in the globalization of sexualities paradigm from the specific and “local” context of urban India, particularly Mumbai and New Delhi, in order to point toward alternate lines of inquiry.

Keywords:   global gay paradigm, same-sex sexuality, sexualities, Indian context, Mumbai, New Delhi, globalization

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