Title

Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong lesbian mobile phone application butterfly

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Routledge handbook of new media in Asia

Publication Date

1-1-2016

First Page

263

Last Page

274

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

In her mid-40s, Kar Yin logs on to the Hong Kong les application Butterfly every other day. She posts photos of her daily meals and everyday objects she finds fascinating on the mobile phone application. She checks the discussion boards and briefly browses through them so as to get a sense of what are the most popular topics and the most debated issues in Hong Kong les communities. Topic threads of ordinary objects and seemingly mundane everyday life are also intriguing to her. The app itself has also contributed to building novel excitement in Kar Yin’s relationship with her partner of 15 years. Her partner who works long hours also goes on the application whenever she can to check in on Kar Yin’s daily activities via the photos uploaded.

DOI

10.4324/9781315774626.ch23

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781138026001

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Tang, D. T.-S. (2016). Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong lesbian mobile phone application butterfly. In L. Hjorth & O. Khoo (Eds.), Routledge handbook of new media in Asia (pp. 263-274). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315774626.ch23

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