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

Globalizing Drag in the Cook Islands: Friction, Repulsion, and Abjection 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 20 (1) – Feb 11, 2008

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2007 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

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.

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2008

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