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Intimate Assemblages

The Politics of Queer Identities and Sexualities in Indonesia

Authors: Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

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  • Considers LGBT identities and activisms in Muslim Indonesia
  • Traces the impact of local and global forces on the history and globalization of gay, lesbian, and/or LGBT identities
  • Draws on both historical archives and ethnography to examine the socio-political forces that have driven identity shifts
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Written in the aftermath of Indonesia's anti-queer panic in 2016, this book tells the story of local queer movements in challenging the heteronormative society and resisting the homophobic hostility from religious conservative groups and the state. The year 2016 was a touchstone moment for queer issues in Indonesia, marked by the ubiquity of anti-queer campaigns, along with the pervasive use of the term 'LGBT' in public. Drawing on historical archives and his engagements with local queer activisms, Hendri Yulius Wijaya traces the historical shifts of gender and sexual identities in Indonesia, from gay and lesbian, to LGBT, to SOGIE minorities, while exploring their connections with the country's socio-political circumstances and the globalization of queer rights.

 

Using a strategic blend of queer theory and assemblage framework, Wijaya demonstrates how activists refashion transnational sexuality discourses to balance international developments of queer rights against the contingencies of daily life in Indonesia. Equally importantly, he sheds light on emerging practices in activist landscapes, including the emergence of sexuality experts and the professionalization of activisms. In analyzing the rising tide of homophobic paranoia, Wijaya further shows how the current anti-queer campaigns have branched out into a broader assault on feminism and promoted a form of 'aversion therapy' that positions same-sex attraction as a divine ordeal. 

 

Intimate Assemblages follows the travails of queer activists in defining what it means to be queer in contemporary Indonesia.  

About the authors

Hendri Yulius Wijaya is an Indonesian writer. He completed a research master’s degree in Gender and Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney and a master’s degree in Public Policy at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He writes about gender, sexuality, and popular culture for a mainstream audience in Indonesia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Intimate Assemblages: Sexual Technologies and Identity Politics in Indonesia

    Pages 1-35

    Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

  • Intimate Nostalgia: Emerging Gay Activism and Technologies of Localization

    Pages 39-75

    Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

  • Intimate Tutelage: Self-Care, Community Building, and Technologies of Sexual Health

    Pages 77-108

    Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

  • Intimate Injuries: LGBT Rights, Technologies of Citizenship, and Queer Nudge to Democracy

    Pages 111-148

    Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

  • Intimate Countermovements: Technologies of Anti-queer Futurity in the Era of Marriage Equality

    Pages 149-179

    Wijaya, Hendri Yulius

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intimate Assemblages
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Queer Identities and Sexualities in Indonesia
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2878-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2878-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2877-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 243
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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