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Title: Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection 
Author: Alexeyeff, Kalissa
Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation: Alexeyeff, K. 2008. Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection. Special issue, The Contemporary Pacific 20 (1): 143-61.
Abstract: Male to female cross-dressing and performing have a long indigenous history
in the Cook Islands. In recent years, Western-style drag shows have also been
included in the Cook Islands cross-dressing repertoire. This article takes the
highly cosmopolitan vehicle of the drag show and uses it to track the relationship
between local and global models of gender and sexuality. It examines ways in
which the iconography of domesticity and motherhood has been used to signify
an uneasy relationship between local and global ideas of sexuality and gender
ISSN: 1043-898X
Keywords: globalization, gender, sexuality, performance, Cook Islands
LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.

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