Identity, mobility, and urban place-making: Exploring gay life in Manila

  • Collins D
  • 71

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 21

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

This article offers a nuanced analysis of identity reconstitution in transnational gay relations. Drawing from critical ethnography, the author focuses on Filipino gay-identified hosts, who remain invisible in global analyses of sexuality and tourism, as they create a gay space in Malate, an ex-sex and current tourist district in the city of Manila. Challenging the perception that gay identity is Western made, the author focuses on how gay host identity is constituted through hosts' travel/mobility and in relation to urban place. She discusses place-making as a strategy that allows gay hosts to see their identities trans- formed in Malate despite their social exclusion in the process of urban gentrification.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Gay men
  • Identity
  • Philippines
  • Place
  • Sex work
  • Sexuality
  • Tourism
  • Transnational
  • Urban communities

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Dana Collins

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free