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Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff

Abstract

Transgender identities and other forms of gender and sexuality that transcend the normative pose important questions about society, culture, politics, and history. They force us to question, for example, the forces that divide humanity into two gender categories and render them necessary, inevitable, and natural. The transgender also exposes a host of dynamics that, at first glance, have little to do with gender or sex, such as processes of power and domination; the complex relationship among agency, subjectivity, and structure; and the mutual constitution of the global and the local. Particul ... More

Keywords: transgender, gender, sexuality, sexual diversity, Pacific Islands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838829
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niko Besnier, editor
University of Amsterdam

Kalissa Alexeyeff, editor