Speaking in Queer Tongues: Globalization and Gay Language

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252071423
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization and "New" Articulations of Same-Sex Desire 1
1 Vague English Creole: (Gay English) Cooperative Discourse in the French Gay Press 23
2 Qwir-English Code-Mixing in Germany: Constructing a Rainbow of Identities 46
3 French, English, and the Idea of Gay Language in Montreal 72
4 Dancing on the Needle's Edge: Gay Lingo in an Israeli Disco 105
5 Language, Belonging, and (Homo)sexual Citizenship in Cape Town, South Africa 134
6 Takatapui, Gay, or Just Ho-mo-sexual, Darling? Maori Language, Sexual Terminology, and Identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand 163
7 "Authentic, of Course!": Gay Language in Indonesia and Cultures of Belonging 181
8 Gay Adaptation, Tom-Dee Resistance, and Kathoey Indifference: Thailand's Gender/Sex Minorities and the Episodic Allure of Queer English 202
9 Pajaration and Transculturation: Language and Meaning in Miami's Cuban American Gay Worlds 231
10 Mother Knows Best: Black Gay Vernacular and Transgressive Domestic Space 251
Contributors 279
Index 283
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