Bodyspace: Destabilizing Geographies of Gender and Sexuality

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Nancy Duncan
Psychology Press, 1996 - 278 pages
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

Acknowledgements
5
FEMINIST THEORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
26
Geographic perspectives
33
MAPPING SUBJECTIVITY
50
AS IF THE MIRRORS HAD BLED
61
GENDERING NATIONHOOD
102
Doreen Massey
114
RENEGOTIATING GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN PUBLIC
127
RENEGOTIATING THE SOCIALSEXUAL IDENTITIES OF PLACES
156
ON BEING NOT EVEN ANYWHERE NEAR THE PROJECT
170
ENGENDERING RACE RESEARCH
197
DISPLACING THE FIELD IN FIELDWORK
212
REFLECTIONS ON POSTMODERN FEMINIST SOCIAL RESEARCH
234
CONCLUSION
241
References
248
Index
271

RENEGOTIATING THE HETEROSEXUAL STREET
146

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

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