Contentment or containment? Consumption and the lesbian and gay community in Singapore

Lek, Andrew and Obendorf, Simon (2004) Contentment or containment? Consumption and the lesbian and gay community in Singapore. James Gomez News . ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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This article explores how gay men and lesbians in Singapore appear content to prioritise availability of consumer goods and services, lifestyle comfort and the availability of artistic representations over civil and political rights and social/political change. Contentment here acts as a powerful strategy of political and social containment of gays and lesbians who continue exist under the shadow of governmental erasure, censorship and oppression.

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Additional Information:This article explores how gay men and lesbians in Singapore appear content to prioritise availability of consumer goods and services, lifestyle comfort and the availability of artistic representations over civil and political rights and social/political change. Contentment here acts as a powerful strategy of political and social containment of gays and lesbians who continue exist under the shadow of governmental erasure, censorship and oppression.
Keywords:Singapore, homosexuality, consumption, gay, lesbian, politics, Singapore studies, bmjexpired
Subjects:L Social studies > L243 Politics of a specific country/region
L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L100 Economics
L Social studies > L712 Human and Social Geography of Asia
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:3539
Deposited By: Simon Obendorf
Deposited On:24 Oct 2010 20:25
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:49

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