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Title: Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State
Authors: Lynette J. Chua 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: NUS Press
Citation: Lynette J. Chua (2014). Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State : 215. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: 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 recognise 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 deployed (and still deploy) "pragmatic resistance" to gain visibility and support, and tackle political norms that suppress dissent, while avoiding direct confrontations with the law.
ISBN: 9789971698157
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