Bodyspace: Destabilizing Geographies of Gender and Sexuality

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Nancy Duncan
Psychology Press, 1996 - 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 New knowledges new epistemologies
13
SPATIALIZING FEMINISM Geographic perspectives
28
RE MAPPING SUBJECTIVITY Cartographic vision and the limits of politics
45
AS IF THE MIRRORS HAD BLED Masculine dwelling masculinist theory and feminist masquerade
56
RECORPOREALIZING VISION
75
GENDERING NATIONHOOD A feminist engagement with national identity
97
MASCULINITY DUALISMS AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY
109
RENEGOTIATING GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES
127
RENEGOTIATING THE SOCIALSEXUAL IDENTITIES OF PLACES Gay communities as safe havens or sites of resistance?
156
ON BEING NOT EVEN ANYWHERE NEAR THE PROJECT Ways of putting ourselves in the picture
170
ENGENDERING RACE RESEARCH Unsettling the selfOther dichotomy
197
DISPLACING THE FIELD IN FIELDWORK Masculinity metaphor and space
212
REFLECTIONS ON POSTMODERN FEMINIST SOCIAL RESEARCH
234
CONCLUSION
245
References
248
Index
271

RENEGOTIATING THE HETEROSEXUAL STREET Lesbian productions of space
146

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Nancy Duncan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Syracuse University

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