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Encounters in the Sauna

Nikos Dacanay

in Queer Bangkok

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083046
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0006
Encounters in the Sauna

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This chapter considers the relationship between the structures of power inherent in the movements in gay places and spaces in the Bangkok metropolis and the performances of gay identity. It focuses on the constituted images and reputations of two gay saunas, The Babylon and Farose. The chapter also examines the dynamic process in performing notions of gay identities as gay men in Bangkok move within and among contested fields of urban gay places and spaces.

Keywords: gay places; Bangkok metropolis; gay saunas; saunas; Babylon; Farose

Chapter.  8680 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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