This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst highlight the complex nature of sex and sexuality and how they are connected to both virtual and physical spaces and places. Their aim is to enrich our understanding of sexual identities and practices-whether they be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, asexual, queer, or heterosexual. Drawing on a diverse array of historical and contemporary examples, the authors argue convincingly that sexual politics permeate all places and spaces at every level of geographical scale. Thus, they illustrate, sexuality affects the way people live in and interact with space and place, as space and place in turn affect people's sexuality.
Lynda Johnston is associate professor in the Department of Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Robyn Longhurst is professor in the Department of Geography, Tourism, and Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Introduction: Geography, Bodies, Sex, and Gender Chapter 1: "The Geography Closest In": The Body Chapter 2: At Home with Sex Chapter 3: Communities: A Sense of Belonging Chapter 4: "Sex and the City" Chapter 5: Rural Erotics Chapter 6: Nations and National Identity Chapter 7: Global Intimacies Conclusion