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Martin F. Manalansan, IV

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Connection to Illinois: Manalansan is an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Anthropology, LAS Global Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Biography: Manalansan received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1997. His research interests include: sociocultural anthropology, sexuality and gender, immigration and globalization, cities and modernity, food and culture, critical theory, performance, public health, Filipino diaspora, Asian Americans, North America, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Martin F. Manalansan IV on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Global divas :
ISBN: 0822332175 OCLC: 52134815

Duke University Press, Durham : 2003.

A vivid ethnography of the global and transnational dimensions of gay identity as lived by Filipino immigrants in New York City, Global Divas challenges beliefs about the progressive development of a gay world and the eventual assimilation of all queer folks into gay modernity. Insisting that gay identity is not teleological but fraught with fissures, Martin Manalansan IV describes how Filipino gay immigrants, like many queers of color, are creating alternative paths to queer modernity and citizenship. He makes a compelling argument for the significance of diaspora and immigration as sites for investigating the complexities of gender, race, and sexuality. Manalansan locates diasporic, transnational, and global dimensions of gay and other queer identities within a framework of quotidian struggles ranging from everyday domesticity to public engagements with racialized and gendered images to life-threatening situations involving AIDS. He reveals the gritty, mundane, and often contradictory deeds and utterances of Filipino gay men as key elements of queer globalization and transnationalism.

Queer globalizations :
ISBN: 0814716245 OCLC: 49415660

New York University Press, New York : ©2002.

The essays in this volume bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine, from multiple perspectives, the narratives that have sought to define globalization.