Introduction to Special Issue: Heterosexuality and Migration in Asia

Walsh, Katie, Shen, Hsiu-hua and Willis, Katie (2008) Introduction to Special Issue: Heterosexuality and Migration in Asia. Gender, Place and Culture, 15 (6). pp. 575-579. ISSN 0966-369X

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Abstract

There have been few analyses of heterosexuality in the context of migration, particularly within Asia. As a corrective, in this special issue we bring together four articles to contribute to debates on the fluidity of heterosexuality and how the performance of heterosexuality has particular spatialities within East and South-East Asia. Each article uses ethnographic methods to produce nuanced analyses of specific and spatially contingent performances of heterosexuality. A migration focus illuminates how spatial dislocation provides opportunities for both men and women to play out different heterosexual identities. At the same time, migrants come across challenges and obstacles to their performances of heterosexuality, such as the state regulation of the migrant body, economic necessity, and gendered and ethnicised behavioural norms.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Katie Walsh
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:20
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 11:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11823
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