The Haunting of Gay Manila: Global Space-Time and the Specter of Kabaklaan

  title={The Haunting of Gay Manila: Global Space-Time and the Specter of Kabaklaan},
  author={Bobby Benedicto},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={317 - 338}
  • Bobby Benedicto
  • Published 12 July 2008
  • Art
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
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