Gender as Spatial Identity Gender strategizing in postcolonial and neocolonial Hong Kong

Leon Buker, Gerhard Bruyns

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Abstract

A photo essay exploring the how gender identity is deliberately constructed through social positioning within the urban landscape of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has always had a binary identity, which continues through from the postcolonial to the neocolonial. This creates layers of additional complexity around gender identity, which is explored in terms of performativity and authenticity through both the heterosexual fluidity of foreign domestic workers and through homosexual tactics of local men, within a public park in Hong Kong. By rejecting the past through a politics of disappearance, previous boundaries around fluidity, repression, and suppression continue to influence the present in a volatile neocolonial context opening questions around what is an authentic performance of self.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-119
Number of pages20
JournalCubic Journal
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • authenticity
  • hong kong
  • neocolonial
  • performativity
  • postcolonial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Architecture

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