Cities and Sexualities (Routledge Critical Introductions to by Phil Hubbard

By Phil Hubbard

From the hotspots of business intercourse via to the suburbia of twitching curtains, city existence and sexualities look inseparable. towns are the resource of our so much favourite pictures of sexual perform, and are the areas the place new understandings of sexuality take form. In an period of world company and tourism, towns also are the hubs round which a world intercourse exchange is organised and the place digital intercourse content material is obsessively produced and consumed.


Detailing the relationships among sexed our bodies, sexual subjectivities and kinds of intimacy, Cities and Sexualities explores the position of town in shaping our sexual lives. whilst, it describes how the activities of city governors, urban planners, the police and judiciary mix to provide towns during which a few sexual proclivities and tastes are normalised and others excluded. In so doing, it maps out the varied sexual landscapes of the town - from areas of courtship, coupling and cohabitation via to websites of grownup leisure, prostitution, and pornography. contemplating either the normative geographies of heterosexuality and monogamy, in addition to city geographies of radical/queer intercourse, this booklet offers a distinct viewpoint at the dating among intercourse and the city.


Cities and Sexualities deals a large assessment of the state of the art in geographies and sociologies of sexuality, in addition to an empirically-grounded account of the kinds of wish that animate the erotic city.  It describes the varied sexual landscapes that characterise either the modern Western urban in addition to towns within the international South.  The publication contains a wide selection of boxed case reports in addition to feedback for extra interpreting on the finish each one bankruptcy. it's going to attract undergraduate scholars learning Geography, city reviews, Gender reviews and Sociology.

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