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Mapping Desire: Geog Sexuality

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This book explores 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 ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published April 24th 1995 by Routledge (first published 1995)
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Erdem Tasdelen
Nov 10, 2008 Erdem Tasdelen rated it it was ok
Why do I feel this book is terribly dated, when it's only 1995 that it was first published? It is an interesting read to explore how spaces are formed by sexualities and vice versa, but the way it focuses on specific spaces and historical events is mostly difficult to make use of today.
The introduction quotes a pamphlet circulating NYC circa 1990 and summarizes everything that makes me cringe about queer politics: "Being queer means leading a different sort of life. It's not about the mainstrea
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Chris
Jun 15, 2007 Chris rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in academic perspective on sexuality and space
This is a great introduction to geographies of sexualities. This edited volume spans various geographic/spatial scales from the body to the local to the global and various sites of resistance. The emphasis is mainly on Europe and North America. It's one of the earlier works in geography (1994) but still holds its relevance.
J C Mitchinson
Mar 10, 2015 J C Mitchinson rated it liked it
Interesting and informative collection of chapters. Useful for those interested in sexualities and human geography.
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