Global Identities: Theorizing Transnational Studies of Sexuality

  title={Global Identities: Theorizing Transnational Studies of Sexuality},
  author={Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={663 - 679}
In modernity, identities inevitably become global. Indeed, few things remain local in the aftermath of the rise of capitalism. Just as goods and people come to circulate in new ways, so too identities emerge and come into specific relations of circulation and expansion. In this globalized framework of encounter and exchange, sexual identities are similar to other kinds of identities in that they are imbued with power relations. These power relations are connected to inequalities that result… 

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