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Title: The seduction of the golden boy : the body politics of Hong Kong gay men
Authors: Kong, SKT
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Body & society, 2002, v. 8, no. 1, p. 29-48 How to cite?
Journal: Body & society 
Abstract: This article investigates the embodied identities of Hong Kong gay men in two different `sites of desire', namely London and Hong Kong. In London, Hong Kong gay men have constantly encountered the intertwining relationships between race and sexuality in the constellation of the Western construction of body/desire/masculinity. By contrast, Hong Kong gay men in Hong Kong tend to place more emphasis on issues of family and culture. The main site of struggle for Hong Kong gay men in Hong Kong is the family-oriented and community-based environment. They adopt not a confrontational politics in a constitutional sense but rather derive tactics of microscopic resistance against societal and familial domination. By comparing 34 Hong Kong gay men living in London and Hong Kong, I argue the divergent constructions of being gay in these two contexts. Through the `voices' of these gay men, I criticize the `Western' construction of identity/the body and offer new insights into the discussion of gay identities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60712
ISSN: 1357–034X (print)
1460-3632 (online)
DOI: 10.1177/1357034X02008001002
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