This innovative book explores the dynamic and contested interactions – including the mutually constitutive relationships – among sexualities, transnationalism, and globalisation.
Bringing together contributors with a variety of disciplinary, geographic, and theoretical perspectives, this text explores new theories and trends in sexuality research, including lived experiences of sexuality in this rapidly globalising world; changing relationships between sexualities, transnationalism, and globalisation; interventions, activism, and policy responses to the global challenges of sexual health; and relevant reflections on and implications for equity and social justice in the ongoing processes of contemporary globalisation. It is comprised of three sections, focusing on: transnational sexualities; transnational sexual politics; and transnational sexual activism.
Sexualities, Transnationalism, and Globalisation will be of interest to students and scholars from a range of disciplines and fields, including sociology, sexuality studies, anthropology, geography, international relations, politics, and public health.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1- Introduction
Yanqiu Rachel Zhou, Donald Goellnicht, and Christina Sinding
Part I: Transnational Sexualities: Migration, Diasporic Spaces and Sexual Citizenship
Chapter 2- Sexuality and borders: differential movements of queer migrants within the borderland
Chapter 3- ‘You can reject me; I can also reject you’: intersections of migration, race/ethnicity and sexuality among Chinese diasporic gay men in Australia
Horas TH Wong, Limin Mao, and Peter Aggleton
Chapter 4- Transnational sexuality: trajectories of Chinese queer immigrants to Canada
Yanqiu Rachel Zhou
Part II: Transnational sexual politics: global markets, gender and geopolitics
Chapter 5- Constrained transnational mobility: Filipina sex workers’ navigation of gendered border regimes in Asia
Maria Cecilia Hwang
Chapter 6- (Un)seeing the other(s): transnational sex work, transnational athletic sponsorship, and multifocalisation in Han Ong’s The Disinherited
Stephen Hong Sohn
Chapter 7- The transnationalisation of online sexual violation: the case of ‘revenge pornography’ as a theoretical and political problematic
Jeff Hearn and Matthew Hall
Chapter 8- Beyond queer liberalism: on queer globalities and regionalism from postcolonial Hong Kong
Alvin K. Wong
Part III: Transnational sexual activism: global queer movements, local experiences and resistances
Chapter 9- ‘United in diversity’: resonances of the ‘global gay’ in EU identity discourses
Chapter 10- Casa Miga: a case of LGBT-led, transnational sexual activism in Latin America
Tyler Valiquette, Yuriko Cowper-Smith and Yvonne Su
Chapter 11- Progressive LGBTQI movements in a transnational context: toward a queer liberation perspective
Nick J. Mulé
Chapter 12- Heteroactivism: transnational resistances to LGBT equalities
Catherine J. Nash and Kath Browne
Yanqiu Rachel Zhou is a professor in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC) at McMaster University, Canada. She has published over forty scholarly articles and is the co-editor of two books (published by Routledge, 2016 and 2017) and a special issue on Time and Globalization of the journal Globalizations, 2016. She was the lead editor of a themed symposium on Transnationalism, Sexuality, and HIV Risk (published in Culture, Health & Sexuality, 2017).
Christina Sinding is a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, jointly appointed to the School of Social Work and the Department of Health, Aging and Society. Her research focuses on the social structuring of lay people’s experiences of illness and care and their health-related decision making.
Donald Goellnicht (1953–2019) was a professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Canada. He was formerly Chair of the Department, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster. He made lasting contributions to critical race studies, diaspora/transnational studies, and queer studies – and, with this collection, brought these themes into important and lively dialogue.