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MIT21A_218JS10_lec07 - SEXUALITY Read Nagel Joane...

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SEXUALITY Read: Nagel, Joane. “Introduction: Sex matters: Racing sex and sexing race,” “Ethnosexual frontiers: Cruising and crossing intimate intersections,” “Constructing ethnicity and sexuality: Building boundaries and identities,” “Sex and race: The color of sex in America,” “Sex and nationalism: Sexually imagined communities.” In Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers . New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780195127478. Sexuality and “the Other” A widespread concern about boundaries The “Other” can be both very different, at times perceived as barely human And too close for comfort Mixed race children in India, Dutch East Indies (Nagel) Fag (maybe YOU) Examples from Colonialism Nagel cites Stoler 1 Concern with sexuality in the colonies was about Sexual access and reproduction Class distinctions and racial demarcations Nationalism and European identity Example: the policy in Dutch East Indies Early on concubinage was encouraged Married men could not work for the company Cheaper for companies (less housing, etc.) and native women were slaves, laborers as well as concubines 1 Material in this section from Ann Stoler: Carnal knowledge and imperial power: Gender, race and morality in Colonial Asia. Pp. 13-31 in Roger N. Lancaster & Micaela di Leonardo, eds. The Gender Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy . Routledge. Sexuality 2010 12/14/2010
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