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Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore

Gary Atkins


This book tells the stories of three men who constructed a “magical reality” for dissenting views of manhood in Southeast Asia. It examines the connections between gay men's struggle for public voice, representations of manhood in colonial and nationalist imagery, and the deployment of sound, light, and rhythm as a communication strategy to achieve resistance and social change. The book blends narrative journalism's focus on specific people and their histories with academic inquiry about masculinity and its expression. The homosexual German artist Walter Spies created representations of Bali a ... More

Keywords: manhood, sexuality, homosexuality, refuge, paradise, representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083237
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Atkins, author