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Author Phillips, Robert (Professor of anthropology), author
Title Virtual activism : sexuality, the Internet, and a social movement in Singapore / Robert Phillips
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HQ76.8.S55 P45 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020889227
Descript xi, 164 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Series Anthropological horizons
Anthropological horizons
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-154) and index
"In Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, cultural anthropologist Robert Phillips provides a detailed, yet accessible ethnographic case study that looks at the changes in LGBT activism in Singapore in the period from 1993-2018. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with activist organizations and individuals, Phillips illustrates key theoretical ideas--including illiberal pragmatics and neoliberal homonormativity--that, in combination with the introduction of the Internet, have shaped the manner by which LGBT Singaporeans are framing and subsequently claiming rights. Phillips argues that the activism engaged in by LGBT Singaporeans for governmental and societal recognition, is in many respects virtual. His analysis documents how the actions of activists have resulted in some noteworthy changes in the lives of LGBT Singaporeans, but nothing as grand as some would have hoped, thus indexing the "not quite" aspect of the virtual. Yet, Virtual Activism also demonstrates how these actions have encouraged mainstream Singaporeans to fight even harder for their rights, signaling the "possibilities" that the virtual holds."-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Phillips, Robert (Professor of anthropology) Virtual activism. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2020 1487536283 9781487536282 (OCoLC)1140970287
Subject Gay rights -- Singapore -- Case studies
Gay activists -- Singapore -- Case studies
Sexual minorities -- Singapore -- Case studies
Gay liberation movement -- Singapore -- Case studies
Internet -- Social aspects -- Singapore -- Case studies
Homophobia -- Singapore -- Case studies
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