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Gender on the edge : transgender, gay, and other Pacific Islanders

Author: Niko Besnier; Kalissa Alexeyeff
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers 14 interdisciplinary studies on transgender identities and relevant non-normative forms of gender and sexuality among Pacific Islanders. One of the goals of the editors is to show that the transgender issues can garner academic discussions without being overly simplistic or particularistic. Essays point readers to the fact that different social configurations, cultural dynamics, and historical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gender on the edge
(OCoLC)1013872351
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niko Besnier; Kalissa Alexeyeff
ISBN: 9780824838829 0824838823 9780824838836 0824838831
OCLC Number: 864709525
Description: vi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Gender on the edge: identities, politics, transformations / Kalissa Alexeyeff and Niko Besnier --
Queer history and its discontents at Tahiti: the contested politics of modernity and sexual subjectivity / Deborah Elliston --
"Hollywood" and the emergence of a faʻafafine social movement in Samoa, 1960-1980 / Reevan Dolgoy --
Representing faʻafafine: sex, socialization, and gender identity in Samoa / Penelope Schoeffel --
Living as and living with māhū and raerae: geopolitics, sex, and gender in the Society Islands / Makiko Kuwahara --
Transgender in Samoa: the cultural production of gender inequality / Serge Tcherkézoff --
Re-visioning family: māhū wahine and male-to-female transgender in contemporary Hawaiʻi / Linda L. Ikeda --
Men trapped in women's clothing: homosexuality, cross-dressing, and masculinity in Fiji / Geir Henning Presterudstuen --
Two sea turtles: intimacy between men in the Marshall Islands / Greg Dvorak --
The fokisi and the fakaleiti: provocative performances in Tonga / Mary Good --
Televisual transgender: hybridizing the mainstream in Pasifika New Zealand / Sarina Pearson --
Same sex, different armies: sexual minority invisibility among Fijians in the Fiji military forces and British army / Teresia K. Teaiwa --
In sickness and in health: evolving trends in gay rights advocacy in Fiji / Nicole George --
On the edge of understanding: non-heteronormative sexuality in Papua New Guinea / Christine Stewart --
Outwith the law in Samoa and Tonga / Sue Farran.
Responsibility: edited by Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff.

Abstract:

"This book offers 14 interdisciplinary studies on transgender identities and relevant non-normative forms of gender and sexuality among Pacific Islanders. One of the goals of the editors is to show that the transgender issues can garner academic discussions without being overly simplistic or particularistic. Essays point readers to the fact that different social configurations, cultural dynamics, and historical trajectories, particularly in reference to colonialism, have generated different ways of being transgender across Pacific Island societies, while at the same time these differences are overlaid with commonalities and predictabilities"--Publisher's description.

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