Author profile: Tom Boellstorff

Tom Boellstorff is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of many articles and the books The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia, A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia, and Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. He is also the coauthor of Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: a Handbook of Method, and coeditor of Data, Now Bigger and Better!. With Bill Maurer, he is Series Editor for the Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology (Princeton University Press). He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association.

Against State Straightism: Five Principles for Including LGBT Indonesians

Tom Boellstorff • Mar 21 2016 • Articles

Indonesia’s diversity has always included LGBT persons. The question is can they live with freedom, which has been the cry of Indonesian nationalism from its beginnings.


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