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Book Chapter: Where Is My Brokeback Mountain?

TitleWhere Is My Brokeback Mountain?
Authors
KeywordsCompulsory monogamy
Doing family
Hong Kong Chinese gay men
Marital relationship
Non-heterosexuals
Issue Date2009
Citation
Where Is My Brokeback Mountain?. In Chan, K, Ku, SA and Chu, YW et al. (Eds.). Doing Families in Hong Kong, p. 135-160. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009 How to Cite?
AbstractBased on forty-five in-depth interviews with Hong Kong Chinese gay men, this chapter discusses how non-heterosexuals 'do' family and intimacy. It views family as representing "a constructed quality of human interaction or an active process rather than a thing-like object of social investigation". The chapter is drawn from a larger project of de-centring heteronormative processes of gender conventionality, heterosexuality and family traditionalism and 'doing family', respectively; through ninety personal stories of gay Chinese men collected in Hong Kong, London and mainland China between 1996 and 2008, some of which involved ongoing conversations. Interviews were free-flowing in style but focused on these men's identity formation in relation to their experiences about love, intimacy and family. The chapter highlights that alternative lifestyles and sexual and intimate relationships that might go beyond the culture of 'compulsory monogamy' and the notion of coupledom have slowly emerged, and need more attention and investigation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115261
ISBN
ISSN
Series/Report no.Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

 

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dc.contributor.authorKong, TSKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T05:37:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T05:37:58Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationWhere Is My Brokeback Mountain?. In Chan, K, Ku, SA and Chu, YW et al. (Eds.). Doing Families in Hong Kong, p. 135-160. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009-
dc.identifier.isbn9789047429111-
dc.identifier.issn1871-2673-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/115261-
dc.description.abstractBased on forty-five in-depth interviews with Hong Kong Chinese gay men, this chapter discusses how non-heterosexuals 'do' family and intimacy. It views family as representing "a constructed quality of human interaction or an active process rather than a thing-like object of social investigation". The chapter is drawn from a larger project of de-centring heteronormative processes of gender conventionality, heterosexuality and family traditionalism and 'doing family', respectively; through ninety personal stories of gay Chinese men collected in Hong Kong, London and mainland China between 1996 and 2008, some of which involved ongoing conversations. Interviews were free-flowing in style but focused on these men's identity formation in relation to their experiences about love, intimacy and family. The chapter highlights that alternative lifestyles and sexual and intimate relationships that might go beyond the culture of 'compulsory monogamy' and the notion of coupledom have slowly emerged, and need more attention and investigation.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDoing Families in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial Transformations in Chinese Societies-
dc.subjectCompulsory monogamy-
dc.subjectDoing family-
dc.subjectHong Kong Chinese gay men-
dc.subjectMarital relationship-
dc.subjectNon-heterosexuals-
dc.titleWhere Is My Brokeback Mountain?en_HK
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_HK
dc.identifier.emailKong, TSK: travisk@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKong, TSK=rp00557en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1163/ej.9789004175679.i-303.43-
dc.identifier.hkuros143086en_HK

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