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Global divas : Filipino gay men in the diaspora

Author: Martin F Manalansan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Series: Perverse modernities.
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A vivid ethnography of the global and transnational dimensions of gay identity as lived by Filipino immigrants in New York City, Global Divas challenges beliefs about the progressive development of a gay world and the eventual assimilation of all queer folks into gay modernity. Insisting that gay identity is not teleological but fraught with fissures, Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino gay immigrants, like  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manalansan, Martin F., 1960-
Global divas.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin F Manalansan
ISBN: 0822332043 9780822332046 0822332175 9780822332176
OCLC Number: 52134815
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center book."
Awards: Ruth Benedict Prize, 2003.
Description: xvi, 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The borders between bakla and gay --
Speaking in transit : queer language and translated lives --
"Out there" : the topography of race and desire in the global city --
The biyuti and drama of everyday life --
"To play with the world" : the pageantry of identities --
Tita Aida : intimate geographies of suffering --
Locating the diasporic deviant/diva.
Series Title: Perverse modernities.
Responsibility: Martin F. Manalansan.
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Presents an ethnography of Filipino gay men in New York that explores their sexual and national identities. This book challenges beliefs about the progressive development of a gay world and the  Read more...


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