Philippine Gay Culture: Binabae To Bakla, Silahis To Msm

by Garcia, J. Neil C.

Philippine Gay Culture: Binabae To Bakla, Silahis To Msm

Price:  US$27.36   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 536 pages
Published:  2009, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789622099852
SB#:  046943 (150)

About This Book

Philippine Gay Culture is a descriptive survey of popular and academic writings on and by Filipino male homosexuals, as well as a genealogy of discourses of male homosexuality and the bakla and/or gay identities that emerged in urban Philippines from the 1960s to the present. This conceptual history engages recent events in the Philippines' sexually self-aware present, but also explores colonial history in showing how modernity implanted a new sexual order of "homo/hetero" and further marginalized the effeminate local identity of bakla. Garcia analyses several works by bakla writers and artists that narrate hybridity, appropriation, and postcolonial resistance and in their own way, enriched Philippine gay culture and the Philippines as a whole.

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