The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia

The Gay Archipelago is the first book-length exploration of the lives of gay men in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation and home to more Muslims than any other country. Based on a range of field methods, it explores how Indonesian gay and lesbian identities are shaped by nationalism and globalization. 1997 IDRF Fellow and 2010 DPDF Virtual Worlds Research Director Tom Boellstorff examines the history of homosexuality in Indonesia, and then turns to how gay and lesbian identities are lived in everyday Indonesian life, from questions of love, desire, and romance to the places where gay men and lesbian women meet. He also explores the roles of mass media, the state, and marriage in gay and lesbian identities. Buy from Amazon.

Title
The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia
Author
Boellstorff, Tom
Published
Princeton University / Princeton University Press, October 2005
ISBN
978-0691123349
On the web
Citation
Boellstorff, Tom, The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University / Princeton University Press, October 2005), http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8103.html, 304.