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Peter A. Jackson and Benjamin Baumann with the Nordic Asia Podcast

NIAS Press Authors Peter A. Jackson and Benjamin Baumann joined the Nordic Asia Podcast discussing their new book “Deities and Divas, Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond” (NIAS Press 2021).   

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Deities and Divas

The first book to trace commonalities between queer and religious cultures in Southeast Asia and the West. Deities and Divas details the very prominent roles that gay men and trans women play in the spirit medium cults rapidly growing in Myanmar, Thailand and beyond

About the Authors:

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Peter A. Jackson

Peter A. Jackson is Emeritus Professor in Thai cultural history at the Australian National University. Over the past four decades, he has written extensively on

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Benjamin Baumann

Benjamin Baumann is an assistant professor at the University of Heidelberg. His ethnographic work examines rural lifeworlds, socio-cultural identities and local language games in Thailand’s

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