Bodyspace: Destabilizing Geographies of Gender and Sexuality

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Nancy Duncan
Psychology Press, 1996 - Social Science - 278 pages
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BodySpace brings together some of the best known geographers writing on gender and sexuality today. Together they explore the role of space and place in the performance of gender and sexuality.
The book takes a broad perspective on feminism as a theoretical critique, and aims to ground - and destabilize - notions of citizenship, work, violence, "race" and disability in their geographical contexts.
The book explores the idea of knowledge as embodied, engendered and embedded in place and space. Gender and sexuality are explored - and destabilized - through the methodological and conceptual lenses of cartography, fieldwork, resistance, transgression and the divisions between local/global and public/private space.
Contributors: Linda Martin Alcoff, Kay Anderson, Vera Chouinard, Nancy Duncan, J.K. Gibson-Graham, Ali Grant, Kathleen Kirby, Audrey Kobayashi, Doreen Massey, Linda McDowell, Wayne Myslik, Heidi Nast, Gillian Rose, Joanne Sharp, Matthew Sparke, Gill Valentine
 

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Contents

FEMINIST THEORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
13
SPATIALIZING FEMINISM
28
MAPPING SUBIECTIVITY
45
AS IF THE MIRRORS HAD BLED
56
RECORPOREALIZING VISION
77
Renegotiations
97
RENEGOTIATING GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN PUBLIC
127
RENEGOTIATING THE HETEROSEXUAL STREET
146
RENEGOTIATING THE SOCIALSEXUAL IDENTITIES OF PLACES
156
ENGENDERING RACE RESEARCH
197
REFLECTIONS ON POSTMODERN FEMINIST SOCIAL RESEARCH
234
CONCLUSION
245
Index
271
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Nancy Duncan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Syracuse University

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