Mobilizing Gay Singapore. Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State. LYNETTE J. CHUA.

Mobilizing Gay Singapore. Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State.

Singapore. NUS Press. 2014. Stock ID #148262

215pp, appendices, notes, references, index, paperback. From private meetings in living rooms in the 1990s to the emergence of annual rallies and decriminalization campaigns in the past six years,Singapore's gay rights activists have sought equality and justice in a state that does not recognize their rights to seek protection of their civil
and political liberties. In her groundbreaking book, Mobilizing Gay Singapore, Lynette Chua tells the history of the gay rights movement in Singapore and asks what a social movement looks like under these
circumstances. She examines the movement’s emergence, development, strategies, and tactics, as well as the roles of law and rights in social processes.

Chua uses in-depth interviews with gay activists, observations of the movement's activities, movement documents, government statements,and media reports. She shows how activists deploy "pragmatic resistance" to gain visibility and support, and tackle political norms that suppress dissent, while avoiding direct confrontations with the state. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 148262).

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