Cosmopatriots: On Distant Belongings and Close Encounters. by Edwin Jurriëns, Jeroen de Kloet

By Edwin Jurriëns, Jeroen de Kloet

This quantity analyzes mediated articulations of "cosmopatriotism" in East and South-East Asian well known cultures and humanities. Cosmopatriots navigate among a loyalty to the house state and a feeling of eager for and belonging to the realm. instead of trying to find the actually globalized cosmopolitans, the authors of this assortment search for the postcolonial, rooted cosmopolitans who insist on considering and feeling at the same time past and in the country. The cultural websites they speak about comprise Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Singapore, the USA, South Korea and Australia. They exhibit how media from each side of the arbitrary divide among excessive artwork and pop culture - together with movie, literature, the effective arts, radio, song, tv and cell phones - functionality as cars for the production and expression of, or mirrored image upon, intersections among patriotism and cosmopolitanism.

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Gay and lesbi subject positions thus lead us to a specific sociological problem. Indonesians learn of the possibility of thinking of oneself as gay or lesbi through the 48 | Tom Boellstorff Thamyris/Intersecting No. 16 (2007) 41–74 intermittent reception of messages from mass media. These messages do not intend to convey the possibility of a kind of selfhood. They are often denigrating and dismissive, but above all they are fragmentary. In the 1980s an Indonesian might encounter such reportage a few times a year at most, if an avid reader; in the 1990s it became more frequent but still was quite minimal given the universe of topics appearing in the mass media.

A Note on Romanization: All Chinese (including Cantonese) names, titles and terms have been rendered parenthetically in Pinyin. Let’s Love Hong Kong: A Queer Look At Cosmopatriotism | 37 Bibliography Abbas, Ackbar. Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1997. Hong Kong Tourism Board. Discover Hong Kong. 1 Jan. 2005. 4 Jan. 2005. Ͻhttp://www. comϾ. As Time Goes By [Qu ri ku duo]. Dir. Ann Hui [Xu Auhua]. Shu Kei Creative Workshop, 1997. Happy Together [Chunguang zhaxie].

Once gay men and lesbi women have come to gay or lesbi subjectivity and begin having homosexual relationships founded in that subjectivity, they usually begin to participate in what they call the “lesbi world” or “gay world” (dunia lesbi, dunia gay). These worlds are perceived to be nationwide, flourish primarily but not solely in urban areas, and are linked through travel, correspondence, and the informal publishing of small magazines. Later I describe some contours of these worlds, as well as the worlds of warias and “traditional” homosexualities and transgenderisms.

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