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Under Bright LightsGay Manila and the Global Scene$
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Bobby Benedicto

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691074

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691074.001.0001

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The Specter of Kabaklaan

The Specter of Kabaklaan

(p.73) Chapter Three The Specter of Kabaklaan
Under Bright Lights

Bobby Benedicto

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 3 examines discursive attempts to locate Manila within “gay globality,” an imagined planetary network comprised of urban sites associated with “gay modernity.” The Chapter analyzes the classed desire to imagine the bakla as anachronistic and how this imagination allows the scene to secure a position of newness.

Keywords:   queer studies, transnational studies, postcolonial cities, homosexuality, globalization, urban theory, mobility, affect, Philippine studies, critical race theory

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