Queer Bangkok 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights (Queer by Peter A. Jackson

By Peter A. Jackson

The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country’s homosexual, lesbian, and transgender groups. those groups are one of the greatest in Southeast Asia, and certainly on the earth, and feature a range, social presence, and old intensity that set them except the queer cultures of many neighbouring societies.

The first years of the twenty-first century have marked an important transition second for all of Thailand’s LGBT cultures, with a multidimensional growth within the geographical quantity, media presence, monetary value, political effect, social status, and cultural relevance of Thai queer groups. This ebook analyses the jobs of the industry and media—especially cinema and the Internet—in those alterations, and considers the ambiguous results that the transforming into commodification and mediatization of queer lives have had for LGBT rights in Thailand. A key discovering is that during the early twenty-first century approaches of worldwide queering are resulting in a becoming Asianization of Bangkok’s queer cultures.

This publication strains Bangkok’s emergence as a vital concentration of an increasing neighborhood community linking homosexual, lesbian, and transgender groups in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and different speedily constructing East and Southeast Asian societies.

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