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Chapter 8: Queering the City: Sexual Citizenship in Creative City Singapore

Queering the City: Sexual Citizenship in Creative City Singapore

Queering the city: Sexual citizenship in creative city singapore
Natalie Oswin

Introduction

Cross-disciplinary studies of homosexuality in western cities have been plentiful over the last few decades (Abraham, 2009; Chauncey, 1994; Houlbrook, 2005; Knopp, 1998; Podmore, 2001; Valentine, 1993) and various studies of gay and lesbian cultural politics in non-western cities have emerged more recently (Bacchetta, 2002; Martin, 2000; Oswin, 2005; Rofel, 1999; Tucker, 2009). It is thus by now well recognized that cities play a profoundly important role in facilitating the formation of gay and lesbian communities and movements around the world. It is also well recognized that gay and lesbian issues are important urban issues. Open any current text on critical urban politics (like this one) ...

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