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Global City Futures: Desire and Development in Singapore

Offers a queer analysis of urban and national development in Singapore. Gives an overview of the socioeconomic development strategies that Singapore’s government has pursued since Singapore become an independent city-state. Examines the place of homosexuality in the city-state and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement. Analyzes section 377 A of Singapore’s penal code, which has been a focal point of the debates around the place of homosexuality in the city-state. Looks at the state of the Singapore family, queer-space, and LGBT space.