Social and cultural geography: gay geographies

Miller, Vince A. (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 978-0080449111. (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)

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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: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Vince Miller
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 20:27
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 09:33
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