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Rethinking sexual citizenship: Asia-Pacific perspectives

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Abstract


  • The term ‘sexual citizenship’ was largely developed in the Anglophone capitalist liberal

    democracies of the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The concept is

    thus inflected by broader understandings of politics in these places. In this article, the

    author first considers the specificities of ‘sexuality’ and ‘citizenship’ in these Anglophone

    capitalist liberal democracies. She argues that we need to provincialize these local

    understandings, for configurations of sexuality and citizenship in the UK, North

    America, New Zealand or Australia are just as contingent and locally specific as they

    are in the Asia-Pacific region. She then considers whether the term ‘sexual citizenship’

    can be transplanted into places in the Asia-Pacific region with different political and

    economic systems, welfare systems and social structures, distinctive cultural understandings

    of sexuality and citizenship and different taxonomies of sexes, genders and sexualities.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2017). Rethinking sexual citizenship: Asia-Pacific perspectives. Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 20 (1-2), 143-158.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85006380532

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3694&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2684

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 143

End Page


  • 158

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The term ‘sexual citizenship’ was largely developed in the Anglophone capitalist liberal

    democracies of the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The concept is

    thus inflected by broader understandings of politics in these places. In this article, the

    author first considers the specificities of ‘sexuality’ and ‘citizenship’ in these Anglophone

    capitalist liberal democracies. She argues that we need to provincialize these local

    understandings, for configurations of sexuality and citizenship in the UK, North

    America, New Zealand or Australia are just as contingent and locally specific as they

    are in the Asia-Pacific region. She then considers whether the term ‘sexual citizenship’

    can be transplanted into places in the Asia-Pacific region with different political and

    economic systems, welfare systems and social structures, distinctive cultural understandings

    of sexuality and citizenship and different taxonomies of sexes, genders and sexualities.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2017). Rethinking sexual citizenship: Asia-Pacific perspectives. Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 20 (1-2), 143-158.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85006380532

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3694&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2684

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 143

End Page


  • 158

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 1-2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom