Heteronormativity, Passionate Aesthetics and Symbolic Subversion in Asia
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This book examines life trajectories among three categories of women living beyond the bounds of heteronormativity in Jakarta and Delhi: women who have lost their husbands, either through divorce or death; sex workers; and young, urban lesbians. By charting the lives of women who live beyond the boundaries of the heteronormative, commonalities are revealed, boundaries are delineated, and the issue of the struggle for sexual rights for marginalized groups, and their open rebellion, brought to the fore.
Saskia E. Wieringa is Professor at the University of Amsterdam. She is the coeditor of The Sexual History of the Global South. Abha Bhaiya is one of the founding members of Jagori, a feminist organization set up in 1984 in Delhi. Nursyahbani Katjasungkana became the first secretary general of the KPI (Indonesian Women's Coalition for Justice and Democracy). She is also a member of the People's Consultative Assembly (Senate) and in 2004 was elected as a member of parliament.