Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

by Andrew Tucker
     
 

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Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town.

  • Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men

  • Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town

Overview

Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town.

  • Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men

  • Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town—white, coloured, and black Africans
  • Discusses how HIV remains a key issue for queer men in South Africa
  • Utilizes new research data—the first comprehensive cross-community study of queer identities in South Africa

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Queer Visibilities is a much-needed intervention in the geographies of sexualities. Drawing upon extensive ethnographic and archival work, it provides a theoretically sophisticated examination of the interconnected politics of class and race in the production of sexualised space within contemporary Cape Town."
Jon Binnie, Manchester Metropolitan University

"How can we understand the closet if we do not understand our visibilities? Tucker has provided an impressive study driven by intellectual parley between geography, queer theory, postcolonial and development studies. This book adds to the already powerful queer geographies on a fascinating place as well as to debates around queer globalisations."
Michael Brown, University of Washington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405183024
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"Queer Visibilities is a much-needed intervention in the geographies of sexualities. Drawing upon extensive ethnographic and archival work, it provides a theoretically sophisticated examination of the interconnected politics of class and race in the production of sexualised space within contemporary Cape Town."
Jon Binnie, Manchester Metropolitan University

"How can we understand the closet if we do not understand our visibilities? Tucker has provided an impressive study driven by intellectual parley between geography, queer theory, postcolonial and development studies. This book adds to the already powerful queer geographies on a fascinating place as well as to debates around queer globalisations."
Michael Brown, University of Washington

Meet the Author

Andrew Tucker lectures at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. He earned his PhD from the department and has also held an Economic and Social Research Council of the UK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship there. He has spent several extended periods of time in South Africa for research.

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