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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mages of Manhood asks the question: How have gay/queer men in Southeast Asia used images of paradise to construct homes for themselves and for the different ideas of manhood they represent? The book examines how three gay men in Bali, Bangkok, and Singapore have deployed different ideas of "paradise" over the past century to create a sense of refuge and to dissent from typical notions of manhood and masculinity. For the disciplines of queer studies, gender studies, communication, and Southeast Asian studies, it provides (1) a "queer reading" of Walter Spies, a gay German painter who in the 1930s helped turned Bali into an island imagined as an ideal male aesthetic state; (2) a historical account of the absorption of Western notions of romantic heterosexual monogamy in Thailand during the reign of King Rama VI, providing an analysis of his plays, and the subsequent resistance to those notions expressed through an erotic, architectural paradise called Babylon created by a post-World War II Thai named Khun Toc; and (3) an account and analysis of the "cyber-paradise" created by a young Singaporean named Stuart Koe. The book examines their pursuit of sexual justice, the ideologies of manhood they challenged, the different types of gay spaces they created (geographic, architectural, online), and the political obstacles they have encountered. Because of its historical sweep and its focus on the relationship between gay men and ideas of Edenic space, it makes an important contribution to understanding gay/queer life in Southeast Asia
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atkins, Gary
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spies, Walter
  • Koe, Stuart
  • Khun Toc
  • Spies, Walter
  • Gay men
  • Homosexuality and art
  • Paradise in art
  • Bali (Indonesia : Province)
  • Thailand
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Gay men
  • Homosexuality and art
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Paradise in art
  • Indonesia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Thailand
Label
Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. At the end of empires -- ch. 1. The triple supremacy -- ch. 2. The problem with home (1) -- ch. 3. Men of the feast : Saranrom -- ch. 4. The escape from Nosferatu -- ch. 5. A new man for Siam -- ch. 6. Magical reality, running amok -- ch. 7. Men of the dance -- ch. 8. The triple taboo -- ch. 9. A pivotal year -- ch. 10. A final chord -- ch. 11. Dancing with Ezekiel -- ch. 12. Transition : a murder for paradise -- pt. 2. The hope for a better age -- ch. 13. Nanyang family -- ch. 14. Men of the feast : Babylon -- ch. 15. The problem with home (2) -- ch. 16. A new man for Thailand -- ch. 17. Men of the Net -- ch. 18. A pivotal day -- ch. 19. Dancing under the merlion -- ch. 20. A new nation -- Postscript -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn779165989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888053896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kcpzr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779165989
Label
Imagining gay paradise : Bali, Bangkok, and cyber-Singapore, Gary L. Atkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. At the end of empires -- ch. 1. The triple supremacy -- ch. 2. The problem with home (1) -- ch. 3. Men of the feast : Saranrom -- ch. 4. The escape from Nosferatu -- ch. 5. A new man for Siam -- ch. 6. Magical reality, running amok -- ch. 7. Men of the dance -- ch. 8. The triple taboo -- ch. 9. A pivotal year -- ch. 10. A final chord -- ch. 11. Dancing with Ezekiel -- ch. 12. Transition : a murder for paradise -- pt. 2. The hope for a better age -- ch. 13. Nanyang family -- ch. 14. Men of the feast : Babylon -- ch. 15. The problem with home (2) -- ch. 16. A new man for Thailand -- ch. 17. Men of the Net -- ch. 18. A pivotal day -- ch. 19. Dancing under the merlion -- ch. 20. A new nation -- Postscript -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn779165989
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888053896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kcpzr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779165989

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