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Title Men and masculinities in Southeast Asia / edited by Michele Ford and Lenore Lyons.
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 163 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 41
Routledge contemporary Southeast Asia series ; 41.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Masculinities afloat : Filipino seafarers and the situational performance of manhood / Steven Mckay and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III -- Masculine intent and migrant manhood : Thai workmen talking sex / Pattana Kitiarsa -- Low wage Vietnamese immigrants remake social class and masculinity in the homeland / Hung Cam Thai -- Homosociality and desire : charting Chinese Singaporean sex tourists' online conversations / Sophie Williams, Lenore Lyons and Michele Ford -- Being broh : the good, the bad and the successful man in Cambodia / Trude Jacobsen -- Violence, masculinities, and patriarchy in post-conflict Timor-Leste / Henri Myrttinen -- The biggest cock : territoriality, invulnerability, and honour amongst Jakarta's gangsters / Ian Wilson -- Defending the nation : Malay men's experience of national service in Singapore / Lenore Lyons and Michele Ford.
Summary This book brings together extensive recent innovative research on the study of men and masculinities in Southeast Asia. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Timor-Leste, the book examines both dominant and marginal constructions of heterosexual masculinity and the ways in which these are performed in different localized contexts in insular and mainland Southeast Asia. Through the presentation of detailed ethnographic studies on topics ranging from the professional practices of Filipino merchant seafarers to the sex lives of Thai migrant workers to the stand-over tactics of Indonesian gangsters, the authors in this collection challenge the idea of emerging globalizing forms of masculinities. Where existing studies of gender in Asia tend to concentrate on women, East Asia and gay men, this book fills a significant gap and demonstrates, overall, how gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality and nationality shape contemporary understandings of what it means to be a 'man' in contemporary Southeast Asia.
Subject Men -- Southeast Asia.
Masculinity -- Southeast Asia.
Related Names Ford, Michele.
Lyons, Lenore.
ISBN 9780415482233 (cloth : alk. paper)
0415482232 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780203197394 (ebook)
0203197399 (ebook)
OCLC number 723529621