Men of the Feast: Babylon

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083237
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209305 | DOI:
Men of the Feast: Babylon

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The architectural experiences met at Babylon through Khun Toc's design derive from sound, light, and rhythm, creating for men senses of arrival, meeting, identity, and common agreement. Among the most important features of the space is its emphasis not simply on sex, but on men feasting, a manhood built upon pleasure rather than power. The chapter closes with a description of one such feast in 2005, when an emissary from Stuart Koe arrived, seeking help because of troubles in Singapore.

Keywords: Khun Toc; Babylon; Bangkok; feasting

Chapter.  5424 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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