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dc.contributor.authorTan, Caryn Shan Ting.-
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-29T03:26:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-29T03:26:58Z-
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/43839-
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to explore the manifold problems of “coming out” as a lesbian woman in Singapore - a dominantly hetero-normative social order. The phenomena of “coming out” is intense, traumatic and confusing. It entails life and death social stakes when one is deciding between “coming out” (or not). The implications of (not) “coming out” include living a “performative hypperreality” and the duplex epiphenomenon of an invisible and split life. This accentuates the importance of the role of the visible Singapore Lesbian Community in lesbian-women’s personal and social lives. Lesbian-women’s sui generis dilemma of “coming out” (or not) and at times, the very decision to (never) “come out” implies the existence of certain powerful social norms and forces at work. Going against these forces, is a revolutionary act of bravery symbolic of the enlightened spirit and ethos of modernity albeit with real sacrifices to be made.en_US
dc.format.extent45 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University-
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and womenen_US
dc.title"Coming out" as a lesbian-woman in Singapore.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKwok Kian Woon Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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