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  Contributor Biography:  Tom Boellstorff 
 
Tom Boellstorff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He has worked with gay, lesbian, and transgendered Indonesians as an ethnographer and activist since 1992. Much of his activist work has been in the domain of HIV prevention. From 2002 until 2004 he was national co-chair for the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia.

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social sciences >> Indonesia

A great range of non-normative sexualities and genders can be found in the Indonesian archipelago, but the concepts gay and lesbi are Western terms that have been transformed in the Indonesian context.

   

 

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