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Queer Bangkok21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights$
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Peter A. Jackson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083046

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.001.0001

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Encounters in the Sauna

Encounters in the Sauna

Exploring Gay Identity and Power Structures in Gay Places in Bangkok1

(p.99) 5 Encounters in the Sauna
Queer Bangkok

Nikos Dacanay

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter considers the relationship between the structures of power inherent in the movements in gay places and spaces in the Bangkok metropolis and the performances of gay identity. It focuses on the constituted images and reputations of two gay saunas, The Babylon and Farose. The chapter also examines the dynamic process in performing notions of gay identities as gay men in Bangkok move within and among contested fields of urban gay places and spaces.

Keywords:   gay places, Bangkok metropolis, gay saunas, saunas, Babylon, Farose

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