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 sexualities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 431g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138855170
  • 9781138855175
  • 1,464,267

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 Appendix
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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 Sydney.
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