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Vietnamese Les (Lesbian) Gender, Community, and Space in the Phantasmagoria of Real Life

  • Yale University - Luce Hall, Room 203 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

Based upon ethnographic research since 2006, recorded interviews, and video-analysis, this presentation will analyze how les appropriate a popular and heteronormatively themed Vietnamese short story to tell a liberalized parable of les romance in the context of tình nghĩa vợ chồng, a traditional value system that shapes love and long-term commitment between married couples.

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