Special Issue: Heterosexuality and migration in Asia

Walsh, Katie, Shen, Hsiu-Hua and Willis, Katie, eds. (2008) Special Issue: Heterosexuality and migration in Asia. Gender, Place and Culture, 15 (6). ISSN 0966-369X

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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: Edited Special Journal Issue
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Depositing User: Katie Walsh
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 12:22
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 11:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77340
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