"[A] comprehensive study of gender diversity in Indonesia... the book is an excellent, ethnographically thick and deep description of structures, discourses, negotiations and experiences of gender in Bugis South Sulawesi. The author's careful consideration of a whole range of aspects, frames and spaces relating to gender shows the complexity of the subject positions and the creativity of the people who live those positions... Graham Davies sets out to 'contribute to knowledge about gender' and she certainly succeeds." - Dr. Karin Klenke, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August University, Germany
"In this rich exploration of sexuality, gender, and queer subject positioning among the Bugis of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sharyn Graham Davies...offers a fascinating discussion of the intersections of Islamic thought and practice with Bugis gender diversity... [the book] would be an excellent addition to upper-level undergraduate and graduate classrooms in gender and sexuality studies." - Leslie Dwyer, American Anthropologist
--This text refers to the Hardcover
About the Author
Sharyn Graham Davies is Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She has spent a number of years living in Indonesia and has written extensively on gender and sexuality, including most recently Challenging Gender Norms: Five Genders among Bugis in Indonesia, Thompson Wadsworth, 2007.