This volume is the definitive collection in the area, bringing together many international leaders in the field, alongside scholars that are well-established outside the Anglophone academy, and many emerging talents who will lead the field in the decades to come.
Comprehensive and authoritative, this state-of-the-art review both charts and develops the rich sub-discipline geographies of sexualities, exploring sex-gender, sexuality and sexual practices. Emerging from the desire to examine differences and exclusions as a key aspect of human geographies, these geographies have engaged with heterosexual and queer, lesbian, gay, bi and trans lives. Developing thinking in this area, geographers and other social scientists have illustrated the centrality of place, space and other spatial relationships in reconstituting sexual practices, representations, desires, as well as sexed bodies and lives. This book reviews the current state of the field and offers new insights from authors located on five continents. In doing so, the book seeks to draw on and influence core debates in this field, as well as disrupt the Anglo-American hegemony in studies of sexualities, sexes and geographies. This volume is the definitive collection in the area, bringing together many international leaders in the field, alongside scholars that are well-established outside the Anglophone academy, and many emerging talents who will lead the field in the decades to come.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Geographies of Sex and Sexualities Kath Browne and Gavin Brown Section I: Urban Sexualities Gavin Brown, Tiffany Muller Myrdahl and Paulo Jorge Vieira (editors) 2. Urban Sexualities: Section Introduction Gavin Brown, Tiffany Muller Myrdahl and Paulo Jorge Vieira 3. Disaggregating Sexual Metronormativities: Looking Back at 'Lesbian' Urbanisms Julie A. Podmore 4. Dyked New York: The Space between Geographical Imagination and Materialization of Lesbian-Queer Bars and Neighbourhoods Jen Jack Gieseking 5. Visibility on Their Own Terms? LGBTQ Lives in Small Canadian Cities Tiffany Muller Myrdahl 6. Trans(itional) Geographies: Bodies, Binaries, Places and Spaces Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst 7. Sexualities and Urban Life Gustav Visser Section II: Sexual Politics Kath Browne and Gavin Brown (editors) 8. Sexual Politics: Section Introduction Gavin Brown and Kath Browne 9. Temptresses and Predators: Gender-based Violence, Safekeeping and the Production of Proper Subjects Jason Lim and Alexandra Fanghanel 10. Eco-sexual Normativity and Queer(ing) Ecologies Emma A. Foster 11. Tunnels of Social Growth within the Leviathan: A Story of China's Super Girl Camila Bassi 12. In Italy It's Different: Pride as a Space of Political Contention Cesare Di Feliciantonio 13. Radical Activism and Autonomous Contestation 'From Sithin': The Gay Centre in Tel Aviv Chen Misgav 14. Intersectional Geopolitics, Transgender Advocacy and the New Media Environment Natasha Vine and Julie Cupples 15. Sexual tensions in modernizing Singapore: the postcolonial and the intimate Natalie Oswin Section III: Decolonizing Sexualities Robert Kulpa and Joseli Maria Silva (editors) 16. Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies: Section Introduction Robert Kulpa and Joseli Maria Silva 17. Queer Affirmations and Embodied Knowledge in the Brazilian Performance Group Dzi Croquettes Jan Simon Hutta 18. Feminist and Queer Epistemologies beyond Academia and the Anglophone World: Political Intersectionality and Transfeminism in the Catalan Context Maria Rodo-de-Zarate 19. Performing Academy: Feedback and Diffusion Strategies for Queer Scholactivists in France Rachele Borghi, Marie Helene/Sam Bourcier, Cha Prieur 20. Writing through Activisms and Academia: Challenges and Possibilities Niharika Banerjea, Kath Browne, Leela Bakshi and Subhagata Ghosh 21. 'Wake up, Alice, This is Not Wonderland!': Power, Diversity and Knowledge in Geographies of Sexualities Joseli Maria Silva and Marcio Jose Ornat Section IV: Mobile Sexualities Andrew Gorman-Murray and Catherine J. Nash (editors) 22. Mobile Sexualities: Section Introduction Andrew Gorman-Murray and Catherine J. Nash 23. Moving to Paris! Gays and Lesbians: Paths, Experiences and Projects Marianne Blidon 24. Queer Migration: Going South from China to Australia Audrey Yue 25. Evolving Bodies: Mapping (Trans)Gender Identities in Refugee Law Senthorun Raj 26. Queer Political Geographies of Migration and Diaspora Farhang Rouhani 27. You've Come a Long Way Baby: Unpacking the Metaphor of Transgender Mobility Petra Doan 28. LGBT Communities, Identities and the Politics of Mobility: Moving from Visibility to Recognition in Contemporary Urban Landscapes Andrew Gorman-Murray and Catherine J. Nash Section V: Sexual Health Andrew Tucker (editor) 29. Sexual Health: Section Introduction Andrew Tucker 30. Queering Epidemiology Gerry Kearns 31. 'Why Must We Stay in This Cage?' Governing Sexuality in Biomedical Research Stephen Taylor 32. Relocation and Negotiation: Integrating Mobilities in Gay Men's Sexual Health Nathaniel M. Lewis 33. Reconsidering Relationships between Homophobia, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Andrew Tucker Section VI: Commercial Sexualities Maarten Loopmans (editor) 34. Commercial Sexualities: Section Introduction Maarten Loopmans 35. Sex Work, Urban Governance and the Gendering of Cities Phil Hubbard 36. Defining Commercial Sexualities, Past and Present Magaly Rodriguez Garcia 37. Sexualities, Tropicalizations and the Transnational Sex Trade: Brazilian Women in Spain Joseli Maria Silva and Marcio Jose Ornat 38. Beyond Dichotomies of Victimization versus Agency: Bringing in Gendered Spatial Subject Positions Related to Intimacy Marlene Spanger Section VII: Digital Sexualities Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray (editors) 39. Digital Sexualities: Section Introduction Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray 40. Sexting, Schools and Surveillance: Mediated Sexuality in the Classroom Kath Albury 41. Youth Online: Non-heterosexual Young People's Use of the Internet to Negotiate their Identities, Support Networks and Sociosexual Relations Gary Downing 42. 'Male Blood Elves Are So Gay': Gender and Sexual Identity in Online Games Cherie Todd 43. Horny at the Bus Stop, Paranoid in the Cul-de-sac: Sex, Technology and Public Space Sharif Mowlabocus 44. Digital Technologies and Sexualities in Urban Space Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray