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Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... More


Gender, Sexuality, and Queer Desires

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the discourses that circulate in the lives of Indonesian lesbians “tomboi” (derived from the English word “tomboy”), their practices, their social relations with kin and community, ... More


Shifting Discourses of Gender and Desire

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sets the context for the gender subjectivities expressed by tombois and their girlfriends in Indonesia, with particular emphasis on what sorts of desires are incited or imagined by ... More


Learning to Be Boys and Girls

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the processes by which tombois and their girlfriends begin to take up their gender subjectivities during childhood. More specifically, it considers how tombois produce a gender ... More


Doing Gender

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ways that tombois and girlfriends produce, maintain, and negotiate their gendered subjectivities in the spaces where they socialize together. It considers tombois' and ... More


Desire and Difference

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how tombois and femmes come to understand their sexual desires by focusing on their emerging sexuality during their youth and their relationships in the lesbian world. It ... More


Ambiguities in Family, Community, and Public Spaces

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the particular practices performed by tombois in relation to socially significant others across household, community, and public spaces. It considers what moments and by what ... More


Translocal Queer Connections

Evelyn Blackwood

in Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines national and transnational queer discourses and especially their progressive narrative of the development of modern sexual identities. It considers how tombois and their ... More


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