The Politics of Dating Apps

The Politics of Dating Apps Gender, Sexuality, and Emergent Publics in Urban China - The Information Society Series

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In this exploration of dating app culture in China, Lik Sam Chan argues that these popular mobile apps are not merely a platform for personal relationships but also an emerging arena for gender and queer politics. Chan examines the opportunities dating apps present for women's empowerment and men's performances of masculinity, and he links experiences of queer dating app users with their vulnerable position as sexual minorities. He finds that dating apps are both portals to an exciting virtual world of relational possibilities and sites of power dynamics that reflect the heteronormativity and patriarchy of Chinese society.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262542340
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.730285
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix,190
Weight: 332g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 36mm