Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora / Edition 1

Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora / Edition 1

by Martin F. Manalansan IV
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822332175

ISBN-13: 2900822332175

Pub. Date: 12/10/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Global Divas is a vivid ethnography of the global and transnational dimensions of gay identity as lived by Filipino immigrants in New York City. Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino gay immigrants, like many queers of color, are creating alternative paths to queer modernity and citizenship. Manalansan locates diasporic, transnational, and global facets of gay

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Global Divas is a vivid ethnography of the global and transnational dimensions of gay identity as lived by Filipino immigrants in New York City. Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino gay immigrants, like many queers of color, are creating alternative paths to queer modernity and citizenship. Manalansan locates diasporic, transnational, and global facets of gay and other queer identities within a framework of quotidian struggles ranging from everyday domesticity to public engagements with racialized and gendered images to life-threatening situations involving AIDS. He reveals the gritty, mundane, and often contradictory deeds and utterances of Filipino gay men as key elements of queer globalization and transnationalism. Through careful and sensitive analysis of these men's lives and rituals, he demonstrates that transnational gay identity is not merely a consumable product or lifestyle, but rather a pivotal element in the multiple, shifting relationships that queer immigrants of color mobilize as they confront the tribulations of a changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900822332175
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/10/2003
Series:
Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction: Points of Departure1
1The Borders between Bakla and Gay21
2Speaking in Transit: Queer Language and Translated Lives45
3"Out There": The Topography of Race and Desire in the Global City62
4The Biyuti and Drama of Everyday Life89
5"To Play with the World": The Pageantry of Identities126
6Tita Aida: Intimate Geographies of Suffering152
Conclusion: Locating the Diasporic Deviant/Diva184
Notes193
An Elusive Glossary199
Works Cited205
Index219

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