The Book Imagining Gay Paradise

Imagining Gay Paradise

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  • Autor: Gary L. Atkins
  • Editor: Hong Kong University Press
  • Relaese Date: 01 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9888083244
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 316 pages
  • File Size: 51MB
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Description Imagining Gay Paradise de Gary L. Atkins:

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 Toc, who founded an architectural paradise called Babylon in Thailand- and the "cyber-paradise" of 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.

Gary Atkins is professor of communication at Seattle University. He is the author of "Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging." Gary L. Atkins is a professor of communication at Seattle University in the United States. A literary journalist and scholar, he specializes in gay media and communication issues, as well as in freedom of expression law. His previous book, Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging, was published by the University of Washington Press in 2003 and received numerous accolades for its scholarship and quality of writing.

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