I'd like to know more about which countries and cultures conceptualize sexuality and/or gender in terms of "queerness." Right now I think America has competing ideologies re: sexuality and gender, but that queerness is one of them. Does anyone know if the concept of "queerness" exists and/or is prevalent in, say, France? Burma? Columbia? South Africa? (i.e., I'm looking for information from all over the world, not just the western world.) And maybe we won't be able to figure this out here, but I was wondering if there was a majority view throughout the world of a particular way of discussing and describing sexuality. Also, if anyone knows any books on the subject, that would be really cool, too.
Then there's also that other can of worms: If different cultures conceptualize sexuality in different ways, how shall we work togther for common goals? Is that even possible?