Queering Migrations Towards, From, and Beyond Asia

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Edited by Hugo Córdova Quero, Joseph N. Goh, Michael Sepidoza Campos

qmftbaQueering Migrations Towards, From, and Beyond Asia explores the intersection of migration and queerness as they relate to ethnic/racial identity constructions, immigration processes and legal status, the formation of trans/national or trans/cultural partnerships, and families and/or love-friendships. Woven into these narratives are explorations of the roles that religious identities, values, and world views play in the fortification/critique of queer migrant identities. These essays explore assumptions of hetero-normativities, gender role expectations, sexual identities, body configurations, and political practices utilized by individuals and group agency. Rather than considering “queer migrants” as a homogeneous population, this book hopes to expose the diversity of power relationalities, ideological or praxis divergences, and sexual particularities that contour the shape of twenty-first century migrant lives.

Table of Contents
Introduction: Trans/Pacific Affairs: Queer-Journeyers in Search of New Liaisons; Hugo Córdova Quero, Joseph N. Goh and Michael Sepidoza Campos
1. Should I Stay or Should I Go? Sexual Preferences and Migration in Japan; Jamie Paquin
2. Made in Brazil? Sexuality, Intimacy, and Identity Formation among Japanese Brazilian Queer Immigrants in Japan; Hugo Córdova Quero
3. Desire, Nation and Faith: A Roundtable among Emerging Queer Asian/Pacific Islander Religion Scholars (EQARS); Hugo Córdova Quero, Joseph N. Goh, Elizabeth Leung, Michael Sepidoza Campos, Miak Siew, and Lai Shan Yip
4. In Search of Dreams: Narratives of Japanese Gay Men on Migration to the United States; Kunisuke Hirano
5. Queer Imaginings and Travelings of ‘Family’ Across Asia; Romit Dasgupta
6. Transgressive Empowerment: Queering the Spiritualities of the Mak Nyahs of PT Foundation; Joseph N. Goh
7. ‘Bring Your Own Pink Rice Cooker’: Portability of the Queer Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Experience; Jonipher Kwong
8. Straddling California and Manila in the Bathhouse: A Queer Ethnography of A Filipino-American Baklâ Healthworker; Michael Sepidoza Campos
9. Sexy Cool Asians From Brazil: A Study of Second-Generation Japanese-Brazilian Gay Men in Brazil; Fabio Ribeira
Notes on Contributors
Index of Names and Subjects
  • Hugo Córdova Quero, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA
  • Romit Dasgupta, University of Western Australia
  • Joseph N. Goh, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Kunisuke Hirano, University of Virginia, USA
  • The Rev. Dr Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
  • The Rev. Elizabeth Leung, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California, USA
  • Jamie Paquin, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fabio Ricardo Ribeira, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
  • Michael Sepidoza Campos, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA
  • Miak Siew, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California, USA
  • Lai Shan Yip, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California, USA

“This volume offers inspiring and insightful essays from emerging scholars who explore the intersection of ethnicity, migration, sexual desire, practice, and religion. You will find most valuable contributions to the fields of queer studies and migration studies that expand the vision in both fields.” – Andrea Bieler, Professor, Practical Theology, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, Germany

ISBN      9781137447722
Publication Date      October 2014
Formats      Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)
Publisher      Palgrave Macmillan


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