Ethnicity and Sexuality

  title={Ethnicity and Sexuality},
  author={Joane Nagel},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  • Joane Nagel
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Sociology
  • Review of Sociology
This paper explores the connections between ethnicity and sexuality. Racial, ethnic, and national boundaries are also sexual boundaries. The borderlands dividing racial, ethnic, and national identities and communities constitute ethnosexual frontiers, erotic intersections that are heavily patrolled, policed, and protected, yet regularly are penetrated by individuals forging sexual links with ethnic “others.” Normative heterosexuality is a central component of racial, ethnic, and nationalist… 

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