First Queer Voices From Thailand: Uncle Go's Advice Columns For Gays, Lesbians And Kathoeys


by Jackson, Peter A.

First Queer Voices From Thailand: Uncle Go's Advice Columns For Gays, Lesbians And Kathoeys

Price:  US$65.52   (SGD91.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 270 pages
Published:  2016, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789888083268
SB#:  059383 (140)

About This Book

This is a fully revised and substantially expanded edition of Peter Jackson's highly regarded pioneering study of an Asian gay culture, Male Homosexuality in Thailand (1989). The hero of Jackson's fascinating narrative is "Uncle Go", which was the pen name of a popular magazine editor who, despite being avowedly heterosexual, was tolerant of all sexual practices and whose "agony uncle" columns in the 1970s provided unique spaces in the national press for Thailand's gays, lesbians and transgenders (kathoeys) to speak for themselves in the public domain. Peter Jackson translates and analyses selected correspondence published in Uncle Go's advice columns, preserving and presenting important primary sources. In this new edition, Jackson has expanded his coverage to include not only letters from Thai gay men, but also those from lesbians and transgenders.


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