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Imagining Gay Paradise
Bali, Bangkok, and Cyber-Singapore
Gary Atkins  

$25.00 Paperback
Release Date: 10/1/2011
ISBN: 9789888083244    


300 Pages

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press



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About the Book

This look at gay paradises in Southeast Asia and the men who created them considers the obstacles gay men have faced in securing a voice as citizens, and how they have 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. It focuses on Walter Spies, a gay German painter who in the 1930s depicted Bali as an ideal male aesthetic state; Khun Thc, who founded an architectural paradise called Babylon in Thailand during the reign of King Rama VI; and the "cyber-paradise" of Fridae.com created by a young Singaporean named Stuart Koe. Collectively, Atkins examines their pursuit of sexual justice, the ideologies of manhood they challenged, the different types of gay spaces they created (geographic, architectural, online), and political obstacles they have encountered.


About the Author(s)

Gary Atkins is professor of communication at Seattle University. He is the author of Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging.


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Related Topics

Gay and Lesbian Studies
Asian Studies


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