Queer Visibilities: Space, Identity and Interaction in Cape Town

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John Wiley & Sons, 2009 - Science - 246 pages
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Combining current theory and original fieldwork, QueerVisibilities explores the gap between liberal South African lawand the reality for groups of queer men living in Cape Town.
  • Explores the interface between queer sexuality, race, andurban space to show links between groups of queer men
  • Focuses on three main 'population groups' in CapeTown—white, coloured, and black Africans
  • Discusses how HIV remains a key issue for queer men in SouthAfrica
  • Utilizes new research data—the first comprehensivecross-community study of queer identities in South Africa
 

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Contents

Legacies and Visibilities among White Queer Men
37
Coloured Visibilities and the Raced Nature
67
How to be a Queer Xhosa Man in the Cape Town Townships
101
Social Invisibilities
139
Political Invisibilities and Visibilities
160
The Costs of Invisibility
187
Notes
206
Bibliography
220
Index
241
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About the author (2009)

Andrew Tucker lectures at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. He earned his PhD from the department and has also held an Economic and Social Research Council of the UK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship there. He has spent several extended periods of time in South Africa for research.

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