Geographies of Sexualities: Theory Practices and Politics / Edition 1by Kath Browne
Pub. Date: 10/30/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Drawing together established and emerging authors in the field, this volume offers a broad, interdisciplinary, international exploration of geographies of sexualities. The overarching theme is the spatialities of sexualities. Central to the book is a consideration of the emergence of distinctly spatial queer theories within geography over the past fifteen years and these are examined in relation to broader political currents, theoretical interventions and sexualized practices.
The past decade or so has witnessed a proliferation and diversification of writings on sexualities, space and place. However, since the publication of 'Mapping Desire' in 1995, and with the exception of some very thought-provoking collections of specific themes within geographies of sexualities, there has not been a text that explores the theoretical, empirical and political developments across the breadth of this subject.
Drawing together established and emerging authors in the field, this volume offers a broad, interdisciplinary, international exploration of geographies of sexualities. The overarching theme is the spatialities of sexualities. Central to the book is a consideration of the emergence of distinctly spatial queer theories within geography over the past fifteen years. These queer theories have engaged with broader theoretical debates about power relations, embodiment, and the limits of representation, amongst others. These developments run throughout the book and are examined in relation to broader political currents, theoretical interventions and sexualized practices.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction, or why have a book on geographies of sexualities?, Gavin Brown, Jason Lim and Kath Browne. Section 1 Theories: From lesbian and gay to queer geographies: pasts, prospects and possibilities, Larry Knopp
Sexuality, the erotic and geography: epistemology, methodology and pedagogy, Jon Binnie
Health/sexuality/geography, Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.
Queer critique and the politics of affect, Jason Lim
Developmental desire and/or transitional jouissance: re-formulating sexual subjectivities in transcultural contact zones, Hanna Hacker
Fucking geography, again, David Bell. Section 2 Practices: Playing with restraints: space, citizenship and BDSM, R.D.K. Herman
Queer mixed race? Interrogating homonormativity through Thai interraciality, Jinthana Haritaworn
Drag queens and drab dykes: deploying and deploring femininities, Kath Browne
The queer unwanted and their undesirable 'otherness', Mark Casey
Straights in a gay bar: negotiating boundaries through time-spaces, Tatiana Matejskova
Between transgression and complicity (or: can the straight guy have a queer eye?), Phil Hubbard. Section 3 Politics: Pussies declawed: unpacking the politics of a queer women's bathhouse raid, Catherine Nash and Alison Bain
Religion, identity and activism: queer Muslim diasporic identities, Farhang Rouhani
HIV+bodyspace: AIDS and the queer politics of future negotiation in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Matthew Sothern
Autonomy, affinity and play in the spaces of radical queer activism, Gavin Brown
Counting on queer geography, Michael Brown
Conclusions and future directions, or our hopes for geographies of sexualities (and queer geographies), Kath Browne,Gavin Brown and Jason Lim
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