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Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow


Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for the rise of mediated queer cultures in Singapore's current milieu of illiberal citizenship. This collection analyses how contemporary queer Singapore has emerged against a contradictory backdrop of sexual repression and cultural liberalisation. Using the innovative framework of illiberal pragmatism, established and emergent local scholars and activists provide expansive coverage of the impact of h ... More

Keywords: LGBT activism, LGBT, Homosexuality, Compulsory heterosexuality, Heteronormativity, Singapore, Illiberal pragmatics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139330
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Audrey Yue, editor

Jun Zubillaga-Pow, editor

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