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Mobility and Sexuality

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A Review Essay: The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men

The Sexuality of Migration speaks only to gay men from Mexico. It is reticent on the issues of other non-normative sexualities such as bisexuals, transgender and even lesbians. To what extent are the experiences of Mexican immigrant gay men similar to or different from lesbians? If the queer political economy of Mexico and the United States reproduced inequalities along race and class lines, in addition…
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Child, interrupted

The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s conviction of two British paedophiles last week. But there are many other cases where foreigners pose as benefactors only to abuse the children under their care. Reena Martins on the menace of travelling paedophiles. Allan Waters and Duncan Grant had become quite a fixture in Colaba in Mumbai.…
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बर्लिन में

जब शाम ढली, हम सभी सड़क के चिराग हो गए। क्रॉयज़बर्ग बस रौशनी था - और सस्ते कबाब - हरी दीवारें, चरमराते दरवाज़े फुटपाथ और लड़के। एक गोरा जर्मन, लम्बा, जिसने पिछले साल लंदन के एक कमरे में अपने बॉयफ्रेन्ड को खोया था - सारी रात उसी की बातें करता रहा। लगभग सात फीट का, और…
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Migration, Gender and Identity in the New Political Economy

Migration is synonymous with change. Migration of an individual from one place to another involves fundamental changes in attributes that shape one's identity and that provide the margins within which one defines her 'self'. Within the process of migration itself are inherent economic, social, spatial and psychological changes that force a readjustment of one's beliefs,…
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Loitering while Female…

When one travels as a woman or indeed as someone who is not an upper caste, middle or upper class, Hindu, heterosexual, able-bodied, young male, one has to be just that little bit more careful because one is marked, by one’s location at some margin or the other, sometime multiple margins intersecting with each other…
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The Editorial: Mobility and Sexuality

Movement. Stillness. Travel. Free flow. Restrictions. Borders. Us and Them. Movement takes us closer to our destinations and sometimes forced movement (migration/immigration) changes the course of history, and can end up isolating one from all that one has ever known. Many a times, people end up building homes away from homes looking for better social,…
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