The essays in this volume bring together scholars of postcolonial and lesbian and gay studies in order to examine, from multiple perspectives, the narratives that have sought to define globalization. These scholars have tried t only to assess the validity of the claims made for globalization they have also attempted to identify the tactics and rhetoric strategies through which these claims - and through which global circulation - are constructed and operate.
Arnaldo Cruz-Malave is Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Fordham University in New York. He is author of a study on the Cuban writer Jose Lezama Lima, El primitivo implorante. Martin F. Manalansan IV is Associate Professor of anthropology and Asian American studies and Conrad Professorial Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (2003) and co-editor of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (NYU, 2013).