Sex And Sexualities In Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity And Representations by Linda Rae BennettSex And Sexualities In Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity And Representations by Linda Rae Bennett

Sex And Sexualities In Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity And…

EditorLinda Rae Bennett, Sharyn Graham Davies

Hardcover | December 16, 2014

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Winner of the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Edited Volume

Winner of the ICAS Book Prize 2017 "Edited Volume Accolade"

Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical and newer forms of sexual diversity, as well as the social responses they provoke. It critiques differing representations of sexuality, pointing to the multiplicity of discourses within which sexuality and 'the sexual' are understood in modern-day Indonesia.

Placing sexuality centre-stage and locating it within the specific historical context of theReformasiera, this landmark volume explores understandings and practices across a wide variety of sites, focusing in on a diverse group of Indonesian actors, and the contested meanings that sexuality carries. Beginning with a substantive introduction and concluding with a scholarly reflection on key issues, the volume is framed around the four themes of sexual politics, health, diversity and representations. It seeks both to present new empirical findings as well as to add to existing theoretical analysis.

This work fills an important gap in our understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of Indonesian sexualities. It will be of interest to scholars and academics from disciplines including gender and sexuality studies, global health, sexual and reproductive health, anthropology, sociology and Asian studies.

Linda Rae Bennett'is Senior Research Fellow at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne. She is a medical anthropologist specialising in sexual and reproductive health and rights among youth and women in Indonesia, and the regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific more generally. In 2010 she was awarded a Fut...
Title:Sex And Sexualities In Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 9 × 6.2 × 1 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415731283

ISBN - 13:9780415731287


Table of Contents

Introduction: Mapping Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia Part 1. Sexual Politics  1. Surveilling Sexuality in Indonesia 2. Religious-based Sexual Politics, Masculinist Gender Order and Regime Change in Indonesia 3. The Sexual Politics of Polygamy in Indonesian Marriages Part 2. Sexual Health  4. Negotiating Risk: Indonesian Couples Navigating Marital Relationships, Reproduction and HIV  5. Sexual Tensions: HIV-positive Women in Papua  6. Chemicals, Biocapital and the Everyday Lives of Sex Workers and Waitresses in South Sulawesi 7. Sexual Morality and the Silencing of Sexual Health Within Indonesian Infertility Care Part 3. Sexual Diversity 8. Discursive Contestations Concerning Intersex in Indonesia: Stigma, Rights and Identities 9. 'I Just Ate Some Chilli': Identities, Bodies and Sexual Practices of Young Female Sex Workers in Java 10. Belonging, Community and Identity: Gay Men in Indonesia 11. The Contentious Category of Lesbian: Butch, Femme and Andro from the New Order to Reformasi Era Indonesia Part 4. Sexual Representations 12. Indonesian Grannies and Transnational Sexualities: Negotiating Sexuality, Gender, Age and Belonging Through Cultural Dance Performance 13. Sex on Indonesia's Screens 14. Indonesian Beauty Queens: Embodying Ethnicity, Sexual Morality and the Nation 15. Sexuality, Politics and Loss of Innocence: Recent Literary Explorations Afterword: Reflections on Sexual Rights, Politics and Sexuality Studies in Indonesia