This chapter focuses on the politics of proximity on locative mobile media that evoke the issue of social position and class affiliation, and on online and urban queer communities that are separated and segregated by class-related cultural capital and social privilege as “gated communities”. Mobilized queer cultures and desires are deeply structured and further complicated by social mobility and immobility through the myth of quality. Social and spatial gating and walling in China’s online and urban middle-class communities have functioned as vehicles of social inclusion and exclusion in the country’s ongoing post-suzhi transformations. This has significantly hindered the once-promising social mobilization and started to concretize existing social stratifications and segregations amid the ongoing social change.
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