Title of PhD thesis
Metapragmatics of the closet: Chinese lesbians' stealth practice
Short abstract of thesis
Cathay's dissertation project takes the poststructuralist perspective of gender and sexuality, and aims to argue that instead of being "either in or out", Chinese lesbians would often practice stealth. This practice can be seen as the negotiation of all kinds of desires and values, and is manifested in a metapragmatic way in these lesbians' discourse.