Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 22, 2011 - Social Science - 256 pages
Combining current theory and original fieldwork, Queer Visibilities explores the gap between liberal South African law and the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town.
  • Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, and urban space to show links between groups of queer men
  • Focuses on three main 'population groups' in Cape Town—white, coloured, and black Africans
  • Discusses how HIV remains a key issue for queer men in South Africa
  • Utilizes new research data—the first comprehensive cross-community study of queer identities in South Africa

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Chapter Two Legacies and Visibilities among White Queer
Chapter Three Coloured Visibilities and the Raced Nature
Chapter Four How to be a Queer Xhosa Man in the Cape Town
Chapter Five Social Invisibilities
Chapter Six Political Invisibilities and Visibilities
Chapter Seven The Costs of Invisibility

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About the author (2011)

Andrew Tucker lectures at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. He earned his PhD from the department and has also held an Economic and Social Research Council of the UK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship there. He has spent several extended periods of time in South Africa for research.

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