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Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

Andrew Tucker

ISBN: 978-1-405-18303-1

Jan 2009

256 pages

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$94.95

Description

Combining 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
List of Figures and Tables.

Series Editors' Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1 Queer Visibilities in Cape Town.

Part I Visibilities.

2 Legacies and Visibilities among White Queer Men.

3 Coloured Visibilities and the Raced Nature of Heteronormative Space.

4 How to be a Queer Xhosa Man in the Cape Town Townships.

Part II Interactions.

5 Social Invisibilities.

6 Political Invisibilities (and Visibilities).

7 The Costs of Invisibility.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

""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? 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 globalisations.""
Michael Brown, University of Washington

  • 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