Bangkok is a queer site good to think with. The Thai capital has one of the largest and most vibrant LGBT communities in the world, long in history and diverse in subcultures. The scene is simultaneously familiar and incomprehensible to foreigners. This makes Bangkok unique yet compelling for comparison. Queer Bangkok: Twenty-First-Century Markets, Media, and Rights, edited by Peter A. Jackson, is an important and exciting publication from the Hong Kong University Press Queer Asia Series. Jackson, whose work pioneered Thai sexuality studies, is both an editor of the series and a professor emeritus of Thai cultural studies at the Australian National University. The chapters are drawn from papers presented in the genders and sexualities stream of the Tenth International Conference of Thai Studies held in Bangkok in 2008. Contributors to the volume hail from ten countries (only one chapter is...

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