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Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan$
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Hans Tao-Ming Huang

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083077

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.001.0001

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State Power, Prostitution and Sexual Order: Towards a Genealogical Critique of ‘Virtuous Custom’

State Power, Prostitution and Sexual Order: Towards a Genealogical Critique of ‘Virtuous Custom’

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(p.83) 3 State Power, Prostitution and Sexual Order: Towards a Genealogical Critique of ‘Virtuous Custom’
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Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan
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Hans Tao-ming Huang

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.003.0004

This chapter is concerned with the state regulation of sexualities and the formation of gendered subjectivities since postwar Taiwan. It considers, by way of genealogical investigation, the policed culture of sex under the regulatory regime of “virtuous custom” sustained by the defunct Police Offence Law. Through analysing the police, journalistic and feminist discourse of sex between the 1950s and 2000s, it traces the process whereby a particular segment-line of dominant social/sexual order came to be established through the state's banning of prostitution, further showing how that order was remade due to the hegemonic rise of state feminist morality.

Keywords:   sexual order, prostitution, feminism, policing

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