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Closet Space

Geographies of Metaphor from the Body to the Globe

By Michael P. Brown

Routledge – 2000 – 192 pages

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    August 9th 2000
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    August 23rd 2000

Description

Is the closet just a metaphor? Closet Space provides a highly original account of the spatial metaphor of "the closet", and is the first geography text to focus on this important issue. Using a variety of research techniques and materials, the book explores the closet through texts including:

* the oral histories of gay men in the UK and US

* the sexualised landscape of a New Zealand city

* the national census of Britain and the US

* international travel guides and travelogues

and refers to the work of Butler, Lefebvre and Foucault.

Name: Closet Space: Geographies of Metaphor from the Body to the Globe (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael P. Brown. Is the closet just a metaphor? Closet Space provides a highly original account of the spatial metaphor of "the closet", and is the first geography text to focus on this important issue. Using a variety of research techniques and materials, the...
Categories: Gender Studies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Environmental Geography