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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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White Noise and the Shock of Racial Shame

White Noise and the Shock of Racial Shame

(p.113) Chapter Five White Noise and the Shock of Racial Shame
Under Bright Lights

Bobby Benedicto

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 5 examines how experiences of race-based exclusion from gay spaces overseas disappear from the stories of gay travel that circulate in Manila. It suggests that the silence surrounding such experiences is an effect of the muting force of shame and the absence of a popular discourse on race in Manila.

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

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