Fracturing interwoven heteronormativities in Malaysian Malay-Muslim masculinity: A research note

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Abstract

My aim in this article is to problematise the heteronormalised interlacings of citizenship, ethnicity, masculinity, ascendancy, morality, matrimony and religion among Malaysian Malay-Muslim men through queer analyses. The civil partnership of Malaysian Ariff Alfian Rosli caused considerable tumult among many Malay-Muslims in Malaysia, dislodging an entrenched image of heteronormative masculinity. I argue that Ariff?s resoluteness in faith has irrevocably fractured heteronormative familiarities and opened up new avenues for a reconsideration of Syariah legalities on sexuality for non-heteronormative Malaysian Malay-Muslim men.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600 - 617
Number of pages18
JournalSexualities
Volume17
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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