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The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities

Edited by: Gavin Brown , Kath Browne

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472455482
eBook ISBN: 9781315613000
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043331

10.4324/9781315613000
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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

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Introduction to the Geographies of Sex and Sexualities Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Urban Sexualities: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Disaggregating Sexual Metronormativities: Looking Back at ‘Lesbian’ Urbanisms Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dyked New York: The Space between Geographical Imagination and Materialization of Lesbian–Queer Bars and Neighbourhoods Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Visibility on their Own Terms? LGBTQ Lives in Small Canadian Cities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Trans(itional) Geographies: Bodies, Binaries, Places and Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sexualities and Urban Life Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sexual Politics: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Temptresses and Predators: Gender-based Violence, Safekeeping and the Production of Proper Subjects Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Eco-sexual Normativity and Queer(ing) Ecologies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Tunnels of Social Growth within the Leviathan: A Story of China’s Super Girl Download PDF
Chapter  12:  In Italy It’s Different: Pride as a Space of Political Contention Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Radical Activism and Autonomous Contestation ‘From Within’: The Gay Centre in Tel Aviv Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Intersectional Geopolitics, Transgender Advocacy and the New Media Environment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sexual Tensions in Modernizing Singapore: The Postcolonial and the Intimate Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Decolonizing Queer Epistemologies: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Queer Affirmations and Embodied Knowledge in the Brazilian Performance Group Dzi Croquettes Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Feminist and Queer Epistemologies beyond Academia and the Anglophone World: Political Intersectionality and Transfeminism in the Catalan Context Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Performing Academy: Feedback and Diffusion Strategies for Queer Scholactivists in France Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Writing through Activisms and Academia: Challenges and Possibilities Download PDF
Chapter  21:  ‘Wake up, Alice, This is Not Wonderland!’ Power, Diversity and Knowledge in Geographies of Sexualities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mobile Sexualities: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Moving to Paris! Gays and Lesbians: Paths, Experiences and Projects Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Queer Migration: Going South from China to Australia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Evolving Bodies: Mapping (Trans)Gender Identities in Refugee Law Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Queer Political Geographies of Migration and Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  27:  You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Unpacking the Metaphor of Transgender Mobility Download PDF
Chapter  28:  LGBT Communities, Identities and the Politics of Mobility: Moving from Visibility to Recognition in Contemporary Urban Landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sexual Health: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Queering Epidemiology Download PDF
Chapter  31:  ‘Why Must We Stay in This Cage?’ Governing Sexuality in Biomedical Research Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Relocation and Negotiation: Integrating Mobilities in Gay Men’s Sexual Health Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Reconsidering Relationships between Homophobia, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Commercial Sexualities: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Sex Work, Urban Governance and the Gendering of Cities Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Defining Commercial Sexualities, Past and Present  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sexualities, Tropicalizations and the Transnational Sex Trade: Brazilian Women in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Beyond Dichotomies of Victimization versus Agency: Bringing in Gendered Spatial Subject Positions Related to Intimacy Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Digital Sexualities: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sexting, Schools and Surveillance: Mediated Sexuality in the Classroom Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Youth Online: Non-heterosexual Young People’s Use of the Internet to Negotiate their Identities, Support Networks and Sociosexual Relations Download PDF
Chapter  42:  ‘Male Blood Elves are So Gay’: Gender and Sexual Identity in Online Games Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Horny at the Bus Stop, Paranoid in the Cul-de-sac: Sex, Technology and Public Space Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Digital Technologies and Sexualities in Urban Space Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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