Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

Office: AS1/#04-32
Email: soclwt@nus.edu.sg
Tel: 6516-3832
Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/soclwt/
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Mass Media;
Human Rights;

Current Research Top

News Media, Human Rights, Sexual Policies

Research Interests Top

as above

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  • "Sexual Vigilantes Invade Gender Spaces", (forthcoming chapter), in Audrey Yue & Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds.) (2012) Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures. (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press), pp. 59-69.
  • "Sexual Governance and the Politics of Sex in Singapore", in Terence Chong (ed.)(2010) Management of Success: Singapore Revisited. (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), pp. 579-593.
  • "Singapore", in Chuck Stewart (ed.)(2010) The Greenwood Encylopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide. (Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Press), (Vol. 1), pp. 475-487. 
  • "From Asian Values to Singapore Exceptionalism",  in Leena Avonius & Damien Kingsbury (eds.)(2008) Human Rights in Asia: A Reassessment of the Asian Values Debate. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 121-140. 
  • "Decoding Sexual Policy in Singapore", in Lian Kwen Fee & Tong Chee Kiong (eds.)(2008) Social Policy in Post-Industrial Singapore. (Boston: Brill),  pp. 279-308. 
  • "The 'Straight' Times: News and Sexual Citizenship in Singapore", in Angela Romano & Michael Bromley (eds.)(2005) Journalism and Democracy in Asia, edited by Angela Romano & Michael Bromley. (London: Routledge), pp. 159-171.
  • "Of Rice and Potatoes: The Dynamics of Inter-Racial Gay Relationships", in Joseph Lo & Huang Guoqin (eds.)(2003) People Like Us: Sexual Minorities in Singapore, (Singapore: Select Publishing).
  • "Singapore", in D.J. West & R. Green (eds.)(1997) Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality: A Multi-Nation Comparison. (New York: Plenum Publishing), pp. 127-144.
  • "Commodifying Ethnicity: State and Ethnic Tourism in Singapore", in Michel Picard & Robert E. Wood (eds.)(1997) Tourism, Ethnicity and the State in Asian and Pacific Societies. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press), pp. 71-98.


  • "Asian Sexuality or Singapore Exceptionalism?" Liverpool Law Review, Vol. 33 No. 1 (2012) 33:11-26
  • "Consuming the Nation: National Day Parades in Singapore", New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2 (December 2001): 5-16.
  • "In Defence of Youth Culture", Looking at Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1 (August 1996): 11-17.
  • "Walking the Tightrope: The Role of Action For AIDS in the Provision of Social Service in Singapore", Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1995): 11-30.
  • "Cultural Resistance: The Cultural Terrorism of British Male Working-class Youth", Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 12 (1992): 29-58.
  • "The Pornography Problem: Disciplining Women and Young Girls", Media, Culture and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 1991): 91-117.
  • "Culture and the State: Manufacturing Traditions for Tourism", Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 1989): 335-375.
  • "Culture and the State:  Manufacturing Traditions for Tourism" (1989), reprinted in Dallen J. Timothy (ed.)(2007) The Political Nature of Cultural Heritage and Tourism. (Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate). "The International Library of Essays in Tourism, Heritage and Culture" series.
  • "Culture and the State: Manufacturing Traditions for Tourism" (1989), reprinted in Ong Jin Hui, Tong Chee Kiong, Tan Ern Ser (eds.)(1997) Understanding Singapore Society. (Singapore: Times Academic Press), pp. 513-534.
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