Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance

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Gordon Brent Ingram, Anne-Marie Bouthillette, Yolanda Retter
Bay Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Gay communities - 530 pages
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Cultural Studies. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Urban Planning. Exploring the interactions between queer identity, experience, and activism and a range of communal and public spaces, QUEERS IN SPACE: COMMUNITIES, PUBLIC PLACES, SITES OF RESISTANCE opens up a new direction in gay and lesbian studies. From gay space in Mexico City to the now legendary baths of New York and San Francisco, QUEERS IN SPACE travels to bars, parks, beaches, neighborhoods, and cities to follow the expansion and transformation of queer communities beyond the gay ghetto. By focusing on the geography of queer social relationships QUEERS IN SPACE raises critical and timely questions about the role of social space in shaping identities, the meaning of communal space for marginalized peoples, and the significance of public spaces for social visibility. Edited by Gordon Brent Ingram, Anne-Marie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter.

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Scholars of all stripes have begun to examine how people creatively use their environments to mark their culture. This work is especially appealing because the essays are written by both academics and ... Read full review


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