In this Book

summary
This book offers an in-depth sociological study on Hong Kong lesbian and transgender lesbian subjectivities and their materialization within multiple spaces. Based on thirty life history interviews, the author attempts to map the complex relations between lesbian subjectivities and spatialities as they emerge, develop, interact and negotiate with each other in their everyday lives. Drawing upon theories on cultural studies, feminism, postcolonialism, urban sociology and queer theory, this book positions Hong Kong as a late capitalist city and neoliberal economy, to bring the notion of sexuality and spaces together in a theoretical exercise in order to focus on the forces that determine the conditions and possibilities for the materialization of lesbian and transgender lesbian desires and identities. Tang investigates social relations within certain spaces and make linkages between a living room, a busy street, a classroom, a church congregation, a workplace and a queer film festival. Hong Kong women with lesbian desires and transgender lesbians can be understood as exclusionary to some spaces but participatory in the constant development of new sites where their needs and intimate desires are met. Tang concludes that a preliminary analysis of spaces in Hong Kong can be rooted in a physical sense but also proposes conditional spatiality as a theoretical concept to understand the emergence and disappearance of spaces.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Note on Romanization and Translation
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Living Spaces
  2. pp. 23-40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Consumption Spaces
  2. pp. 41-64
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Regulatory Spaces
  2. pp. 65-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Political Spaces
  2. pp. 89-112
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Cultural Spaces
  2. pp. 113-126
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 127-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 141-152
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Profile of Informants
  2. pp. 153-158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Methodological Notes
  2. pp. 159-170
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Interview Guide
  2. pp. 171-176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 177-190
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-194
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9789888053797
Print ISBN
9789888083015
MARC Record
OCLC
770316327
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
N
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.