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Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection

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dc.contributor.author Alexeyeff, Kalissa
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T23:39:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T23:39:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Alexeyeff, K. 2008. Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection. Special issue, The Contemporary Pacific 20 (1): 143-61.
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/14058
dc.description.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
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.subject globalization
dc.subject gender
dc.subject sexuality
dc.subject performance
dc.subject Cook Islands
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals.
dc.title Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2008 - Volume 20, Number 1


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