Unfixed in a fixated world

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Offord, B & Cantrell, L 1999, 'Unfixed in a fixated world', in PA Jackson & G Sullivan (eds), Multicultural queer: Australian narratives, Haworth Press, New York. ISBN: 0789006510

Peer Reviewed



Examining the mix of race, culture, gender, and sexuality, Multicultural Queer: Australian Narratives explores the lives of gay minorities, mostly Asians, and the challenges they face in trying to establish themselves within a community. Discussing the experiences of individuals who have double or triple minority statuses -- as gay people, as members of ethnic minorities, and/or as women -- this book investigates racial stereotypes and the Australian gay "ideal" which most minorities do not fit.