Gender and sexuality I: Genderqueer geographies?
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Johnston, L. (2016). Gender and sexuality I: Genderqueer geographies? Progress in Human Geography, 40(5), 668–678. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132515592109
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This review considers gender diversity across a range of spaces and places. I note that while the notion of gender has been troubled, there exists opportunities to trouble it further. I highlight the scholarship that has sought to deconstruct genders, and the binary framing of man/woman and male/female roles and relationships. The queering of sexuality has meant that geographers are now tracing the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) bodies experience and live their gender beyond normative binaries. Research concerned with relational gendered subjectivities within LGBTIQ communities is discussed, and I flag the trend that this research may conflate gendered experiences while privileging sexual subjectivities. Finally, I turn to the recent interest by geographers who - drawing on queer and trans* theories - argue for new and innovative understandings of gender diversity.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the Progress in Human Geography. © 2016 Sage.