Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore : Re-thinking global sexualities

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Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global modernities and dominant understandings of what it means to be queer. It engages with debates about globalization, post-colonialism and sexuality, while emphasising the specificity, diversity and interconnectedness of local lesbian more

Product details

  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 440g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, 2 black & white line drawings
  • 1138855170
  • 9781138855175
  • 642,728

About Shawna Tang

Shawna Tang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Western Sydney University, Australia. Formerly a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and former Deputy Editor of International Sociology. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Sociology at the University of more

Table of contents

01. List of diagrams and illustrations 02. Chapter One: Introduction 03. Chapter Two: Conceptual underpinnings of global queering 04. Chapter Three: Postcolonial Singapore: State, nationalism and sexuality 05. Chapter Four: Sexual politics in Singapore: Sodomy law and lesbian resistance 06. Chapter Five: Transnational politics of local queer activism and lesbian activists 07. Chapter Six: 'Modern' lesbian lives in postcolonial Singapore 08. Chapter Seven: Recollections, remarks and re-making the relations 09. Methodological Appendixshow more