Three Sexes and Four Sexualities: Redressing the Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Thailand

  title={Three Sexes and Four Sexualities: Redressing the Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Thailand},
  author={R. Morris},
  journal={Positions-east Asia Cultures Critique},
  • R. Morris
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Positions-east Asia Cultures Critique
Reinventing Sexual Identities: Thai Gay Men’s Pursuit of Social Acceptance
This paper presents an analytical investigation of Thailand’s gender normative homosexuals’ refashioning of their sexual identities. It is intended to examine how the emergence of modern homosexualExpand
The representation of Kathoey Characters in Thai Commercial Films
This study discusses the development of the kathoey characters in three Thai commercial films, Kung Fu Tootsie (Mokjok, 2007), It Gets Better (Sukkhapisit, 2012), and The Last Song (Akaraseranee,Expand
With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India
"With Respect to Sex" is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are "hijras" or the "third sex" ofExpand
An explosion of Thai identities: Global queering and re-imagining queer theory
This paper reflects on recent research on Thai discourses of gender and eroticism in order to problematize some of the universalist assumptions that have dominated discussion of the internationalExpand
Semicoloniality, Translation and Excess in Thai Cultural Studies
Increasing numbers of students of Thai history and culture are turning to varieties of critical theory to respond to the limitations of the empiricist methodologies of classical Thai area studies.Expand
A heteropatriarchy in moderation: Reading family in a Thai Boys Love lakhon
A subgenre of popular culture, Thai Boys Love (BL) series is increasingly significant within Asia, but it remains under-researched in the light of new series that push the parameters of viewerExpand
Enactment of Gender and Performing Selves: A Study on Hijra Performativity
ABSTRACT ‘Sex' is understood as ‘anatomically' and ‘biologically’ inherent in an individual and is mirrored through 'gender' and its signifiers. The contested binaries of male and female areExpand
“Men Have the Power”: Male Peer Groups as the Building Blocks of Political Masculinities in Northern Thailand
The activity of visiting female sex workers in Northern Thailand is a social event that males do with friends, peers, and business associates. This pattern of homosociality has tied sexual activityExpand