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The Resource Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins

Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins

Label
Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore
Title
Imagining gay paradise
Title remainder
Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore
Statement of responsibility
Gary L. Atkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book depicts gay paradises in Southeast Asia and the men who created them. It studies the obstacles gay men have faced in securing a voice as citizens, and how they used images of paradise in Bali, Bangkok, and Singapore to create a sense of refuge, construct homes for themselves, and dissent from typical notions of manhood and masculinity. For gender studies and Southeast Asian studies, it provides a 'queer reading' of Walter Spies, a gay German painter who in the 1930s helped turn Bali into an island imagined as an ideal male aesthetic state. Secondly, the book provides a historical account of the absorption of Western notions of romantic heterosexual monogamy in Thailand during the reign of King Rama VI and the resistance to those notions expressed through an architectural paradise called Babylon founded by a Thai known as Khun Toc. Finally, it describes the 'cyber-paradise' of Fridae.com created by a young Singaporean named Stuart Koe. Collectively, the study examines the pursuit of sexual justice, the ideologies of manhood they challenged, and the geographic and online spaces they created."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, Gary
Dewey number
306.76620959
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.S644
LC item number
A85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spies, Walter
  • Koe, Stuart
  • Khun Toc
  • Vajiravudh
  • Gay men
  • Homosexuality and art
  • Paradise in art
  • Place (Philosophy)
  • Male homosexuality
  • Masculinity
  • Bali (Indonesia : Province)
  • Thailand
  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Singapore
Label
Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223101746478
  • 31223101746486
  • 31223102285906
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At the end of empires. The triple supremacy -- The problem with home (1) -- Men of the feast: Saranrom -- The escape from Nosferatu -- A new man for Siam --Magical reality, running amok -- Men of the dance -- The triple taboo -- A pivotal year -- A final chord -- Dancing with Ezekiel -- Transition: a murder for paradise -- The hope for a better age. Nanyang family -- Men of the feast: Babylon -- The problem with home (2) -- A new man for Thailand -- Men of the net -- A pivotal day --Dancing under the Merlion -- A new nation
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Southeast Asia ed.
Extent
x, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9789888083244
Isbn Type
(pbk. : HKU Press)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 769547251
  • (OCoLC)769547251
Label
Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223101746478
  • 31223101746486
  • 31223102285906
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At the end of empires. The triple supremacy -- The problem with home (1) -- Men of the feast: Saranrom -- The escape from Nosferatu -- A new man for Siam --Magical reality, running amok -- Men of the dance -- The triple taboo -- A pivotal year -- A final chord -- Dancing with Ezekiel -- Transition: a murder for paradise -- The hope for a better age. Nanyang family -- Men of the feast: Babylon -- The problem with home (2) -- A new man for Thailand -- Men of the net -- A pivotal day --Dancing under the Merlion -- A new nation
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Southeast Asia ed.
Extent
x, 316 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9789888083244
Isbn Type
(pbk. : HKU Press)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 769547251
  • (OCoLC)769547251

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