This project studies the representation of subaltern lesbians and gender politics in Taiwan homosexual films from a class perspective, so as to balance against the dominance of gay films, or the concentration of discussion on middleclass, the city, or the campus in current homosexual studies. On the other hand, by emphasizing the lesbian subjectivity, the project highlights the difference between gays and lesbians within society and culture, family structure, and the institution of law, politics, and economy, all influenced by the patriarchy and the heterosexual hegemony. The subaltern lesbians are mostly “drifting,” both a metaphor and a fact, in terms of gender, along the edges of gender, sexual orientation, and class. In view of this, the project reflects on the tendency of lumping gays and lesbians together and the resulted negligence of the contradiction and social differences between the two in homosexual studies or queer discourse.
|Effective start/end date||2017/08/01 → 2020/07/31|
- lesbian films
- subaltern classes
- gender politics
- identity politics
- local lesbian
- T/P culture
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