Geographies of Sexualities
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.
Introduction: "Geographies of Sexualities"
1. Not in our community: Queer women challenge religious homophobia in rural Kentucky
Bernadette Barton and Ashley Currier
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
Janelle M. Pham
5. Queer Anthropophagy: Building women-centered LGBT + space in Northeastern Brazil
6. Making lesbian space at the edge of Europe: Queer spaces in Istanbul
Ozlem Atalay and Petra L. Doan
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
Amy L. Stone
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