Epilogue Intimate Present (and Futures)
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This chapter highlights the implication of the analysis this volume has made to the study of queer identity politics in Indonesia. Rather than focus on abstract terms such as globalization or liberalism, this chapter reveals the quotidian practices and discursive technologies deployed by Indonesian queer activists that have made intimate characteristics, namely gender and sexuality, possible to emerge in Indonesia. Situating the emergence of queer identity politics within local socio-cultural and political challenges and circumstances in this way, the analysis in this volume does not see ‘globalization’ as always producing singular and unidirectional effects, but rather as generating a multiplicity of effects in different settings and political contestations among different actors.
KeywordsIdentity Interactions Gender Sexuality Politics Globalization
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