queer-bangkok queer-singaporeQueer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures
(eds. Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow)

and

Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights
(ed. Peter Jackson)

to be launched by Professor Vera Mackie

Thursday 2 May 2013
5.30pm for 6pm start
Arts Hall, Old Arts (Building Number 149), The University of Melbourne VIC 3010, Parkville Campus

RSVP: Contact Lucy Rash (lucy.rash@unimelb.edu.au)  on or before Monday 29 April.

About the Books

Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures (eds. Audrey Yue & Jun Zubillaga-Pow) (Hong Kong University Press, 2012).
Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalize homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for the rise of mediated queer cultures in Singapore’s current milieu of illiberal citizenship.

Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights (ed Peter Jackson) (Hong Kong University Press, 2011).Winner of the 2011 Ruth Benedict Book Prize.
The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country’s gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. This book analyses the roles of the market and media, and considers the ambiguous consequences that the growing commodification and mediatization of queer lives have had for LGBT rights in Thailand.

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About the Editors

Audrey Yue is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent books areTransnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (Lexington 2013, with Olivia Khoo and Belinda Smaill) and Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (Hong Kong University Press 2010).  Jun Zubillaga-Pow is a gay activist and PhD candidate in Music Research at King’s College London. Peter A. Jackson is Professor of Thai history and cultural studies in the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. His most recent books are The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand (Hong Kong University Press 2010, with Rachel Harrison) and Thai Sex Talk: The Language of Sex and Sexuality in Thailand (Silkworm Books 2012, with Pimpawun Boonmongkon).

Professor Vera Mackie is an ARC Future Fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is currently working on a research project on Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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