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Gay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community

dc.contributor.authorLau, Hoi Leung
dc.contributor.authorAsiaPacificQueer Network
dc.identifier.citationLau,Hoi Leung (2005, July). Gay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community. Paper presented at Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia: 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies. Bangkok, Thailand: AsiaPacifiQueer Network, Mahidol University; Australian National University
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative research is a study on the specific culture of the gay community in Hong Kong. Mainstream academic research in Hong Kong gay community has mostly focused on the construction and formation of gay identity and gay culture especially under the postcolonial context of Hong Kong. By adopting narrative analysis of the life histories of gay men, the research focus has been placed upon their self-recognition of gay identity, closet practices, coming out process, and sexual and intimate relationship. In response to this mainstream agenda, this study purports to two relatively neglected empirical phenomena concerning Hong Kong gay community, namely the adoption of zero-one role division and the marginalisation of the sissy gay men. These two contentious issues define my research focus.
dc.description.sponsorshipAsiaPacifiQueer Network, Australian National University
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceSexualities, genders and rights in Asia : 1st international Conference of Asian Queer Studies, Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 7-9 July 2005
dc.subject.lcshGay rights -- Asia -- Congresses.
dc.subject.lcshGay culture -- Asia -- Congresses.
dc.subject.lcshGay culture -- Asia -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
dc.subject.lcshGay community -- Asia -- Congresses.
dc.subject.lcshGay community.
dc.subject.lcshGay culture.
dc.subject.lcshGay rights.
dc.titleGay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesThe conference was held Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 July 2005 and convened by the AsiaPacifiQueer Network. ANU was the host organisation for this network, and the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies provided funding support. ANU was acknowledged as a co-sponsor of the conference.
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenance" ... as chair of the organising committee for the conference I give my permission for the permanent archiving of the papers. All authors whose papers appear on the site gave their permission for open access to these papers" - from email dated 26/9/11, Professor Peter Jackson, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU
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