Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (a John Hope by Martin F. Manalansan IV

By Martin F. Manalansan IV

A brilliant ethnography of the worldwide and transnational dimensions of homosexual identification as lived via Filipino immigrants in big apple urban, Global Divas demanding situations ideals in regards to the revolutionary improvement of a homosexual international and the eventual assimilation of all queer parents into homosexual modernity. Insisting that homosexual identification isn't teleological yet fraught with fissures, Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino homosexual immigrants, like many queers of colour, are developing replacement paths to queer modernity and citizenship. He makes a compelling argument for the importance of diaspora and immigration as websites for investigating the complexities of gender, race, and sexuality.

Manalansan locates diasporic, transnational, and international dimensions of homosexual and different queer identities inside of a framework of quotidian struggles starting from daily domesticity to public engagements with racialized and gendered photos to life-threatening occasions related to AIDS. He finds the gritty, mundane, and sometimes contradictory deeds and utterances of Filipino homosexual males as key parts of queer globalization and transnationalism. via cautious and delicate research of those men’s lives and rituals, he demonstrates that transnational homosexual id isn't really basically a consumable product or way of life, yet relatively a pivotal point within the a number of, transferring relationships that queer immigrants of colour mobilize as they confront the tribulations of a altering world.

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