Ghostly Desires: Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in by Arnika Fuhrmann

By Arnika Fuhrmann

Through an exam of post-1997 Thai cinema and video artwork Arnika Fuhrmann exhibits how vernacular Buddhist tenets, tales, and pictures mix with sexual politics in figuring present struggles over notions of personhood, sexuality, and collective lifestyles. The drama, horror, background, and experimental paintings movies she analyzes draw on Buddhist-informed conceptions of impermanence and prominently function the motif of the feminine ghost. In those motion pictures the characters' eroticization within the spheres of loss and loss of life represents an improvisation at the Buddhist disavowal of attachment and highlights under-recognized girl and queer hope and patience. Her feminist and queer readings show the entangled relationships among movie, sexuality, Buddhist rules, and the Thai state's legislation of heteronormative sexuality. Fuhrmann thereby presents insights into the configuration of latest Thailand whereas commencing up new chances for pondering queer personhood and femininity.

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