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Shanghai lalas : female Tongzhi communities and politics in urban China

Author: Lucetta Yip Lo Kam
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2013.
Series: Queer Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an ethnographic study of lala (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) communities and politics in China, focusing on the city of Shanghai. The volume concentrates on lalas' everyday struggle to reconcile same-sex desire with a dominant rhetoric of family harmony and compulsory marriage, all within a culture denying women's active and legitimate sexual agency.
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Kam, Lucetta Yip Lo.
Shanghai lalas.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2013]
(OCoLC)816168570
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucetta Yip Lo Kam
ISBN: 9789882208452 9882208452
OCLC Number: 828740506
Awards: Runner-up for Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies 2014
Description: 1 online resource (x, 142 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: Reconnecting Selves and Communities; 1. Lala Communities in the Shaping; 2. Public Discussions; 3. Private Dilemma; 4. Negotiating the Public and the Private; 5. A Smile on the Surface: The Politics of Public Correctness; Conclusion: Seeing Diversity Among Us; Profiles of Key Informants; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Queer Asia.
Other Titles: Female Tongzhi communities and politics in urban China
Responsibility: Lucetta Yip Lo Kam.

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This is an ethnographic study of lala (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) communities and politics in China, focusing on the city of Shanghai. The volume concentrates on lalas' everyday struggle to reconcile same-sex desire with a dominant rhetoric of family harmony and compulsory marriage, all within a culture denying women's active and legitimate sexual agency.

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