Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

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Hong Kong University Press, May 1, 2011 - Social Science - 204 pages
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Dense living conditions in Hong Kong do not provide much privacy for lesbians and other sexual minorities living with their families. As a result, lesbians often locate alternative spaces to develop support networks with other women. Others reject the notion of lesbian spaces and instead assert their visibility in different aspects of everyday life. Based on life history interviews with several dozen lesbians living in Hong Kong, this book maps the complex relations between personal subjectivities and spatialities as they emerge and interact with various social justice movements and alternative communities.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Living Spaces
23
2 Consumption Spaces
41
3 Regulatory Spaces
65
4 Political Spaces
89
5 Cultural Spaces
113
Epilogue
127
Notes
141
Profile of Informants
153
Methodological Notes
159
Interview Guide
171
Bibliography
177
Index
191
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Denise Tse-Shang Tang is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Hong Kong.

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