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Imagining Gay ParadiseBali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore$
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Gary Atkins

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083237

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.001.0001

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A Pivotal Day

A Pivotal Day

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(p.221) 18 A Pivotal Day
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Imagining Gay Paradise
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Gary L. Atkins

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0018

For Babylon's previous fifteen years of existence, from 1987 through 2002, Khun Toc's architectural paradise on Soi Nantha had never experienced any particular conflict with the Thai police, much less the government's Interior Ministry. It is not clear whether that was due to the supposed Thai tolerance for playful sanuk, or because of deference to the social class of the family from which Khun Toc came. It also may have been that the metaphor of a “periphery” for sexual dissent versus a “center” of sexual acceptability had not solidified in the Thai imagination the way it seemed to have done in Western representations. But, as had happened in the Dutch East Indies more than a half-century earlier, tolerance could be easily manipulated whenever the link between nationalist politics and gender politics demanded it.

Keywords:   Thaksin Shinawatra, Khun Toc, Babylon, Thai police

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