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Queer Geography

Chapter


Abstract


  • Queer geographies overlap with the geographies of sexualities, but the two fields are not entirely interchangeable. Queer geographies offer an approach that combines queer theory with spatial analytics to describe and analyze the social coconstitution of sexuality and space. This article discusses the contributions of queer geographies to scholarship, focusing on three geographical lenses: scale, mobility, and place-making. The article first charts inter-relations of sexuality and space at the scales of the body, home, city, and nation-state, and then traces queer processes of emplacement and displacement ranging across the local, national, global, urban, and rural.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Gorman-Murray, A. & McKinnon, S. (2015). Queer Geography. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 759-764). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970868

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85014520021

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 759

End Page


  • 764

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Abstract


  • Queer geographies overlap with the geographies of sexualities, but the two fields are not entirely interchangeable. Queer geographies offer an approach that combines queer theory with spatial analytics to describe and analyze the social coconstitution of sexuality and space. This article discusses the contributions of queer geographies to scholarship, focusing on three geographical lenses: scale, mobility, and place-making. The article first charts inter-relations of sexuality and space at the scales of the body, home, city, and nation-state, and then traces queer processes of emplacement and displacement ranging across the local, national, global, urban, and rural.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Gorman-Murray, A. & McKinnon, S. (2015). Queer Geography. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (pp. 759-764). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780080970868

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85014520021

Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Start Page


  • 759

End Page


  • 764

Place Of Publication


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands