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Closet Space
Geographies of Metaphor from the Body to the Globe





ISBN 9780415187657
Published October 16, 2000 by Routledge
192 Pages

 
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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.

Table of Contents

List of figures ix
List of tables xi
Acknowledgements xiii
1 Epistemologies and geographies of the closet 1
2 The bodies in the closet: performativity, space and
personal narratives 27
3 Producing the closet in urban space: spatiality,
sexuality and capitalism 54
4 National closets: governmentality, sexuality and
the census 88
WITH PAUL BOYLE
5 Worlding the closet: desire, travel and writing 116
6 Conclusion: where is the closet? 141
Bibliography 150
Index

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Biography

Michael P. Brown