Indonesia Inquiry

Transgender Issues

November 13, 2012 Data Research Resources 0

Here is a “starter list” for research resources related to transgender identities and specifically waria in Indonesia.



Boellstorff, Tom. 2004. “Playing back the nation: Waria, Indonesia transvestites.” Cultural Anthropology 19 (May): 159-195.

Boelstorff, Tom. 2005. The gay archipelago: Sexuality and nation in Indonesia. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Blackwood, Evelyn. 2010. Falling into the lesbi world: Desire and Difference in Indonesia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Davies, Sharyn G. 2010. Gender diversity in Indonesia: Sexuality, Islam, and queerselves. London: Routledge.

Kulick, Don. 1998. Transvesti: Sex, gender, and culture among Brazillian transgendered prostitutes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Valentine, David. 2007. Imagining transgender: ethnography of a category. Durham: Duke University Press.

Van Wichelen, Sonja. 2010. Religion, politics and gender in Indonesia: Disputing the Muslim body. New York: Routledge.

Wieringa, Saskia E., Evelyn Blackwood, and Abha Bhaiya. 2007. Women’s sexualities and Masculinities in a globalizing Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.