Thinking Sexuality Transnationally

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Thinking Sexuality Transnationally examines the emergence of new forms of sexuality and desire from a global perspective. Legal, pop-culture, and academic approaches to these new forms are considered from both national—China, Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand—and transnational—Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and the United States—standpoints. The contributors approach their subjects with the corollary understanding that these new forms of sexuality and desire arise in borderlands, and what constitutes a borderland has been...

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Overview

Thinking Sexuality Transnationally examines the emergence of new forms of sexuality and desire from a global perspective. Legal, pop-culture, and academic approaches to these new forms are considered from both national—China, Brazil, Indonesia, and Thailand—and transnational—Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and the United States—standpoints. The contributors approach their subjects with the corollary understanding that these new forms of sexuality and desire arise in borderlands, and what constitutes a borderland has been redefined with the onset of mass media and communication abilities.
Included in this collection are a study of the construction of male gay identities in China; a consideration of sexual pedagogy, the state, and the “new Brazilian homosexuality”; the format of amnesty applications submitted by lesbians in Guatemala; the roles of gender and sexuality in Taiwanese opera; and a review of transgender literature and language. One of the first comprehensive inquiries into the effects of globalization on sexuality and desire, Thinking Sexuality Transnationally brings together essayists from several disciplines to look at how sexuality and global movement are involved and evolving.

Contributors. Tom Boellstorff, George Chauncey, Peter Jackson, Don Kulick, Patrick Larvie, Heather McClure, Frances Negron-Munter, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Lisa Rofel, Teri Silvio

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction 4
Human Rights: The Real Cost of War 15
The Marginalization of Africa 21
NATO and the Mediterranean 35
Mediterranean Security after the Cold War 45
Policy Challenges - Past, Present, and Future 57
The Mediterranean Cauldron 69
The U.S., NATO, and the Mediterranean Region in the Twenty-First Century 89
No Man's Land: U.S. Grand Strategy in the Wake of Yugoslav Intervention 105
Russia and Mediterranean Security 126
Mediterranean Security in the Context of Malta's Foreign Policy 145
Security in the Mediterranean and Italy's Role 153
Contrasts in Peacekeeping: The Experiences of UNPROFOR and IFOR in the Former Yugoslavia 170
The Dismantling of the Balkan Security System: Consequences for Greece, Europe, and NATO 187
Russia and the Islamic Middle East 209
Swords into Plowshares: The Middle East Economic Challenge 222
Israel and Its Troubled Mediterranean Neighbors 244
The Implications of Ethnic Conflicts for Collective Security Institutions 261
Greek Security and Defense Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean 265
Coexistence Uneasy, Cohabitation Unlikely: The Arabs and the World Outside 278
Index 295
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