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- DescriptionSingapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for the rise of mediated queer cultures in Singapore's current milieu of illiberal citizenship. This collection analyses how contemporary queer Singapore has emerged against a contradictory backdrop of sexual repression and cultural liberalisation. Using the invative framework of illiberal pragmatism, established and emergent local scholars and activists provide expansive coverage of the impact of homosexuality on Singapore's media cultures and political ecomy, including law, religion, the military, literature, theatre, photography, cinema, social media and queer commerce. It shows how new LGBT subjectivities have been fashioned through the governance of illiberal pragmatism, how pragmatism is appropriated as a form of social and critical democratic action, and how cultural citizenship is forged through a logic of queer complicity that complicates the flows of oppositional resistance and grassroots appropriation.
- Author BiographyAudrey Yue is senior lecturer in cinema and cultural studies at the University of Melbourne; she is the author of Ann Hui's Song of the Exile. Jun Zubillaga-Pow is a Ph.D candidate in music research at King's College London.
- PublisherHong Kong University Press
- Date of Publication15/10/2012
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleQueer Asia
- Place of PublicationHong Kong
- Country of PublicationHong Kong
- ImprintHong Kong University Press
- Content Note38
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byAudrey Yue,Jun Zubillaga-Pow
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