Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexuality

Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexuality

by David Bell, Gill Valentine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415111633

ISBN-13: 9780415111638

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first book to explore sexualities from a geographical perspective. The nature of place and notions of space are of increasing centrality to cultural and social theory. Mapping Desire presents the rich and diverse world of contemporary sexuality, exploring how the heterosexual body has been appropriated and resisted on the individual, community and city

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This is the first book to explore sexualities from a geographical perspective. The nature of place and notions of space are of increasing centrality to cultural and social theory. Mapping Desire presents the rich and diverse world of contemporary sexuality, exploring how the heterosexual body has been appropriated and resisted on the individual, community and city scales. The geographies presented here range across Europe, America, Australasia, Africa, the Pacific and the imaginary, cutting across city and country and analysing the positions of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and heterosexuals. The contributors ring different interests and approaches to bear on theoretical and empirical material from a wide range of sources. The book is divided into four sections: cartographies/identities; sexualised spaces: global/local; sexualised spaces: local/global; sites of resistance. Each section is separately introduced. Beyond the bibliography, an annotated guide to further reading is also provided to help the reader map their own way through the literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415111638
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Figures and Plates
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: Orientations1
2Re-solving Riddles: The Sexed Body31
3Locating Bisexual Identities: Discourses of Bisexuality and Contemporary Feminist Theory41
4Of Moffies, Kaffirs and Perverts: Male Homosexuality and the Discourse of Moral Order in the Apartheid State56
5Femme on the Streets, Butch in the Sheets (A Play on Whores)66
6Body Work: Heterosexual Gender Performances in City Workplaces75
7Wherever I Lay My Girlfriend, That's My Home: The Performance and Surveillance of Lesbian Identities in Domestic Environments99
8The Lesbian Flaneur114
9Fantasy Islands: Popular Topographies of Marooned Masculinity126
10Sexuality and Urban Space: A Framework for Analysis149
11'And She Told Two Friends': Lesbians Creating Urban Social Space165
12Trading Places: Consumption, Sexuality and the Production of Queer Space182
13Bachelor Farmers and Spinsters: Gay and Lesbian Identities and Communities in Rural North Dakota200
14(Re)Constructing a Spanish Red-Light District: Prostitution, Space and Power214
15'Surveillant Gays': HIV, Space and the Constitution of Identities231
16Sex, Scale and the 'New Urban Politics': HIV-Prevention Strategies from Yaletown, Vancouver245
17'Boom, Bye, Bye': Jamaican Ragga and Gay Resistance264
18The Diversity of Queer Politics and the Redefinition of Sexual Identity and Community in Urban Spaces284
19Perverse Dynamics, Sexual Citizenship and the Transformation of Intimacy304
List of Contributors318
A Guide to Further Reading321
Bibliography325
Index354

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