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Author Tang, Shawna, author.

Title Postcolonial lesbian identities in Singapore : re-thinking global sexualities / Shawna Tang
Published London : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research on gender in Asia series
Routledge research on gender in Asia series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Conceptual underpinnings of global queering -- 3. Postcolonial Singapore : state, nationalism and sexuality -- 4. Sexual politics in Singapore : sodomy law and lesbian resistance -- 5. Transnational politics of local queer activism and lesbian activists -- 6. 'Modern' lesbian lives in postcolonial Singapore -- 7. Recollections, remarks and re-making the relations : a postcolonial politics of difference
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 11, 2016)
Subject Lesbianism -- Singapore
Postcolonialism -- Singapore
Sex role and globalization -- Singapore
Sexual orientation -- Singapore
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sex role and globalization.
Sexual orientation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317519159