Falling Into The Lesbi World: Desire And Difference In Indonesia


by Blackwood, Evelyn

Falling Into The Lesbi World: Desire And Difference In Indonesia

Price:  US$30.72   (SGD38.40*)
Format:  Paper Back, 251 pages
Published:  2010, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780824834876
SB#:  050609 (120)

About This Book

Falling into the Lesbi World 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 themselves to heterosexual couples, tombois and femmes contest and blur dominant constructions of gender and heterosexuality. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provocative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere.


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