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Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong (Sexuality Stud) (Paperback)

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Undercurrents engages the critical rubric of “queer” to examine Hong Kong’s screen and media culture during the transitional and immediate postcolonial period. Helen Hok-Sze Leung draws on theoretical insights from a range of disciplines to reveal parallels between the crisis and uncertainty of the territory’s postcolonial transition and the queer aspects of its cultural productions. She explores Hong Kong cultural productions – cinema, fiction, popular music, and subcultural projects – and argues that while there is no overt consolidation of gay and lesbian identities in Hong Kong culture, undercurrents of diverse and complex expressions of gender and sexual variance are widely in evidence. Undercurrents uncovers a queer media culture that has been largely overlooked by critics in the West and demonstrates the cultural vitality of Hong Kong amidst political transition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774814706
ISBN-10: 0774814705
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Sexuality Stud
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