By Rebekah Curtis
Why do some states seek to influence the sexual identity of their citizens? This is big question explored by recently published book “Policing Sexuality.”
Featuring case studies from India, Britain, the United States, Malaysia and Turkey, author Julian C. H. Lee examines how the influences of colonialism, class, religion and national identity contribute to state’s desire to control people’s sexual identity.
“Julian C. H. Lee presents both theoretical and ethnographic literature, distilling common themes and causes and presenting factors that contribute towards a state's desire to control both the sexual behaviour and sexual identity of its citizens,” publisher Zed Books says on its website.