Closet Space: Geographies of Metaphor from the Body to the Globe (Paperback) book cover

Closet Space

Geographies of Metaphor from the Body to the Globe

By Michael P. Brown

© 2001 – Routledge

192 pages

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pub: 2000-08-10
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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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography