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Conditional Spaces – Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Denise Tse-Shang Tang


Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop support networks with other women. Others reject the notion of lesbian spaces and instead assert their visibility in different aspects of everyday life. Based on life-history interviews with several dozen lesbians living in Hong Kong, this book maps the complex relations between personal subjectivities and spatialities as they emerge and interact with various social-justice movements and alternativ ... More

Keywords: queer, lesbian, sociology, Hong Kong, urban

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083015
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denise Tse-Shang Tang, author