Sites of Desire/Economies of Pleasure - Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific - Chicago Series on Sexuality, History & Society 1997 (Hardback)
  • Sites of Desire/Economies of Pleasure - Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific - Chicago Series on Sexuality, History & Society 1997 (Hardback)

Sites of Desire/Economies of Pleasure - Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific - Chicago Series on Sexuality, History & Society 1997 (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 04/08/1997
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This is an examination of erotic encounters between European, Asian and Pacific people. These essays explore how sexual practice and sexual meanings have been constructed across cultural borders in Thailand, the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar, Japan, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Polynesian islands. Regarding sexuality as embedded in a complex social and political world structured and saturated by gender, race and class relations, these scholars challenge the categories with which sex and gender have been named and studied. They examine these sites of desire through specific historic and cultural circumstances, from the first explorations of Europeans, through colonial power, to the contemporary issues of sexual tourism, prostitution and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The book also suggests that the history of sexuality in the West was shaped by myths of the legendary Orient and the exotic "other".

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226503035

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