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From order to chaos: geographies of sexualities

Lookup NU author(s): Carl Bonner-Thompson, Dr Graeme Mearns, Alessandro Boussalem, Ged Ridley


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For over three decades, geographers have investigated the ways in which certain sexualities (re)produce social and spatial orders that are imbued with uneven power relations. This chapter highlights some of the key contributions of feminist and queer scholars to the geographies of sexualities; tracing the field’s early concerns with mapping the spatial basis of lesbian and gay identities through to a broader concern of disrupting taken-for-granted spatial orders which continue today in respects of ‘heteronormativity’. The authors argue that there remains much to queer within this lively and increasingly diverse field of geography.

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Author(s): Bonner-Thompson C, Mearns GW, Boussalem A, Ridley G

Editor(s): A. Datta, P. Hopkins, L. Johnston, E. Olson and J.M. Silva

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Routledge Handbook of Genders and Feminist Geographies

Year: 2020

Pages: 27-36

Print publication date: 30/04/2020

Acceptance date: 19/09/2018

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London and New York


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138057685