Tag Archives: Malaysian Malay-Muslim masculinity

Peculiar Politics in Malaysia: A Queer Perspective on Non-Heteronormative Malay-Muslim Men

Goh, Joseph N. “Peculiar Politics in Malaysia: A Queer Perspective on Non-Heteronormative Malay-Muslim Men.” In Ways of Queering, Ways of Seeing, edited by Jillian E. Cox and Jo Grzelinska, 3-33. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015. Abstract In this chapter, I postulate that the adamant insistence by Islamic and civil authorities on specific performativities of masculinity and sexuality to the extent of persecuting non-heteronormative Malay-Muslim men underwrites the pursuit of an image of Malay-Muslim cohesiveness. This politically motivated antagonism, in turn, secures the maintenance of political Read More +

Fracturing Interwoven Heteronormativities in Malaysian Malay-Muslim Masculinity: A Research Note

Goh, Joseph N. “Fracturing Interwoven Heteronormativities in Malaysian Malay-Muslim Masculinity: A Research Note.” Sexualities 17, no. 5-6 (September 2014): 600-617   My aim in this article is to problematise the heteronormalised interlacings of citizenship, ethnicity, masculinity, ascendancy, morality, matrimony and religion among Malaysian Malay-Muslim men through queer analyses. The civil partnership of Malaysian Ariff Alfian Rosli caused considerable tumult among many Malay-Muslims in Malaysia, dislodging an entrenched image of heteronormative masculinity. I argue that Ariff’s resoluteness in faith has irrevocably fractured heteronormative familiarities and opened Read More +