Queer Visibilities : Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-12
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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"Queer Visibilities is a much needed intervention in the geographies of sexualities. Drawing upon extensive ethnographic and archival work, it provides a theoretically sophisticated examination of the interconnected politics of class and race in the production of sexualised space within contemporary Cape Town." Jon Binnie, Manchester Metropolitan University"How can we understand the closet if we do not understand our visibilities? Andy Tucker has provided an impressive study driven by intellectual parley between geography, queer theory, postcolonial and development studies. This book adds to the already powerful queer geographies on a fascinating place as well as to debates around queer globalizations." Michael Brown, University of WashingtonCombining 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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vi
Series Editors' Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Queer Visibilities in Cape Townp. 1
Visibilitiesp. 35
Legacies and Visibilities among White Queer Menp. 37
Coloured Visibilities and the Raced Nature of Heteronormative Spacep. 67
How to be a Queer Xhosa Man in the Cape Town Townshipsp. 101
Interactionsp. 137
Social Invisibilitiesp. 139
Political Invisibilities (and Visibilities)p. 160
The Costs of Invisibilityp. 187
Notesp. 206
Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 241
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