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Social and cultural geography: gay geographies

Miller, Vincent (2009) Social and cultural geography: gay geographies. In: Thrift, Nigel and Kitchin, Rob, eds. The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-08-044911-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:13027)

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Abstract

In past centuries, extreme prejudice and repression

meant that gay life was restricted to only the largest

cities, and to clandestine networks of private and public

spaces which were largely unknown to ‘straight’ society.

However, the urbanization process of the nineteenth and

twentieth centuries, and the social and legal reforms of

the late 1960s onward, have allowed spaces which are

much more visibly oriented to the gay community to

develop. These spaces have now become an increasingly

common feature within the inner areas of medium-sized

and larger cities of North America, Europe and Australasia,

as well as the largest cities of South America and

Asia.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Vince Miller
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 20:27 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13027 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Miller, Vincent: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7193-5378
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