Geographies of Sexualities by Kath Browne, Jason Lim, Gavin Brown

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By Kath Browne, Jason Lim, Gavin Brown

Contemporary years have noticeable a dramatic upsurge of curiosity within the connections among sexualities, house and position. Drawing tested and 'founding' figures of the sphere including rising authors, this leading edge quantity bargains a vast, interdisciplinary and foreign evaluation of the geographies of sexualities. Incorporating a dialogue of queer geographies, "Geographies of Sexualities" engages with innovative agendas and demanding situations the orthodoxies inside of geography concerning spatialities and sexualities. It comprises unique and formerly unpublished fabric that spans the customarily separated parts of conception, practices and politics. This cutting edge quantity deals a trans-disciplinary engagement with the spatialities of sexualities, intersecting discussions of sexualities with concerns similar to improvement, race, gender and different kinds of social difference.

About the Author
Kath Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Geography on the college of Brighton, united kingdom. Her paintings addresses queer geographies, girls who're incorrect for males, lesbian geographies, marginalisation inside LGBT collectives and areas of latest women’s separatism. She has released in numerous edited collections and journals together with Antipode, Gender, position and tradition and Social and Cultural Geographies.

Jason Lim is a Lecturer in Human Geography within the university of Geography on the collage of Southampton, united kingdom. His learn pursuits comprise issues of race, ethnicity and heterosexualities; theories of impact and daily perform; and the cultural politics of the so-called struggle on Terror.

Gavin Brown has lately accomplished a PhD within the Geography division at King’s collage London, united kingdom. His doctoral study examines the social and cultural geographies of homosexual and queer area in east London, united kingdom. His paintings on queer geographies, anarcha-queer activism and public intercourse cultures has been released in Area, setting & making plans A and the Oral background Journal, in addition to numerous edited collections.

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Moreover, we are also witnessing the media attention devoted to pathologising and ‘outing’ non-normative heterosexual practices, for instance dogging, which involves straights meeting for public sex in car parks (Bell 2006). 34 Geographies of Sexualities At the same time, there has been considerable discussion about the notion of homonormativity (Bell and Binnie 2004; Duggan 2002; 2003) and the development of the Gay Right in the United States (Goldstein 2002; Robinson 2005). The notion of homonormativity refers to the mainstreaming of lesbian and gay politics and the associated focus on gay marriage and consumption.

For instance, is there a place for the strategic denial of ‘lesbian’ and ‘gay’ identities in patently homophobic cultural contexts, such as some conservative rural environments, or would such strategies just validate local cultures’ homophobia? S. Many of the conflicts to which it refers are, in fact, increasingly common throughout the West, if not beyond. These include debates about the place of religion in civil society, political struggles over abortion, reproductive freedom generally, sexuality, ‘gay rights’, assimilation vs multiculturalism in immigration policies, ‘values’ instruction in state-run schools, public funding of the arts (especially controversial art and artists), and popular culture’s ‘values’ (among other things).

Cultural Politics The so-called culture wars3 are also plainly queer. 4 A queer geographical approach to the culture wars might, as a start, look at their spatialities in terms of the framing of debates (see, for example, Brown, Knopp and Morrill 2005). How are space, place and environment implicated in the framing of so-called ‘cultural issues’? What topics get placed ‘on the table’, what ones don’t, and why? And how are the issues framed differently from place to place? Secondly, how might we understand, using the tools of queer geography, ‘moral landscapes’?

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