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1st Edition

Geographies of Sexualities

Edited By

Emily Kazyak

  • Available for pre-order on March 10, 2023. Item will ship after March 31, 2023
ISBN 9781032439204
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Focusing on locations as diverse as the rural southern United States, Brazil, Istanbul, and South Korea, this book advances our understandings about how lesbian, bisexual, and queer women navigate identity, community, and politics. It brings together international scholars whose work addresses how meanings about sexuality and place intertwine.

The chapters in this edited volume challenge the assumption that certain places are inhospitable to LGBTQ lives by examining the varied ways that expressions of same-sex sexualities manifest across contexts. They explore questions about how and why the spaces for lesbian, bisexual, and queer-identified women are shifting. They take us to spaces as varied as women-only exotic dance venues, dyke bar commemoration events, and queer-friendly college campuses. By doing so, the scholars in this volume provide cutting-edge, rigorous and interdisciplinary insights about what queer spaces might look like in the future.

This book will be valuable to students and scholars interested in Sociology, Gender Studies, Geography, and LGBTQ Studies. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction: “Geographies of Sexualities”  1. Not in our community: Queer women challenge religious homophobia in rural Kentucky  2. “Not in my name”: The anti-racist praxis of Mab Segrest & Minnie Bruce Pratt  3. Racialized sexualization & agency in exotic dance among women  4. Queer space and alternate queer geographies: LBQ women and the search for sexual partners at two LGBTQ-friendly U.S. universities  5. Queer Anthropophagy: Building women-centered LGBT + space in Northeastern Brazil  6. Making lesbian space at the edge of Europe: Queer spaces in Istanbul  7. Balancing safety and visibility: Lesbian community building strategies in South Korea  8. “You out-gayed the gays”: Gay aesthetic power and lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in LGBTQ spaces  9. “That crosscountry 1969 vw squareback and holiday inn affair”: Lesbian mobility  10. From situated space to social space: Dyke bar commemoration as reparative action

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Emily Kazyak is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Her areas of specialization include sexuality, geography, law and family.