The Gay Archipelago is the first book- length exploration of the lives of gay men in Indonesia, the
Handoko said Judge Tarigan recounted the story of Sodom and Gomorrah at one of his hearings. Notes pp. The book thus examines the possibilities of an archipelagic perspective on sameness and difference. In doing so, this book addresses questions of sexuality, mass media, nationalism, and modernity with implications throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.
He also explores the roles of mass media, the state, and marriage in gay and lesbian identities. In television it is not true that 'the [dubbing] attempt is intended to fail' p. But Mr.
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The Gay Archipelago is unusual in taking the whole nation-state of Indonesia as its subject, rather than the ethnic groups usually studied by anthropologists. Practices of Self Tests of Faith. I am interested in the social categories gay and lesbi not just because they are remarkable but because to Western eyes they can appear so mundane.
It is by looking at the nation in cultural terms, not just political terms, that identities like those of gay and lesbian Indonesians become visible and understandable. Selain membahas antropologi, buku ini juga ada muatan sejarah dan politik, sebuah buku yang lengkap tentang gay dan lesbi di Indonesia.