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Here, There, Everywhere: The Ubiquitous Geographies of Heteronormativity

Hubbard, Philip (2008) Here, There, Everywhere: The Ubiquitous Geographies of Heteronormativity. Geography Compass, 2 (3). pp. 640-658. ISSN 1749-8198. (doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00096.x) (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:36717)

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Abstract

From its first tentative forays into questions of gay and lesbian residence, the discipline of geography has made increasingly important contributions to literatures on sexual identities, practices and politics. In this paper, I seek to highlight the breadth and depth of recent work on sexuality and space by exploring the contributions made by geographers to the theorisation of heteronormativity. Specifically, this paper explores how heterosexual norms are constructed ansd reproduced spatially, noting the increasing corpus of work which moves beyond examination of heterosexuality's Other (i.e. homosexuality) to consider the multiple desires and bodies that can be accommodated within the category ‘heterosexual’. Moving from urban to rural contexts, this paper hence reviews literatures detailing how particular heterosexualities are rendered normal and concludes that the literature is usefully shifting from a focus on identity and community to questions of practice and performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00096.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36717 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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