Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present by Simon AverySex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present by Simon Avery

Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the Present

EditorSimon Avery, Katherine M. Graham

Hardcover | October 6, 2016

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Sex, Time and Place extensively widens the scope of what we might mean by 'queer London studies'. Incorporating multidisciplinary perspectives - including social history, cultural geography, visual culture, literary representation, ethnography and social studies - this collection asks new questions, widens debates and opens new subject terrain. Featuring essays from an international range of established scholars and emergent voices, the collection is a timely contribution to this growing field. Its essays cover topics such as activist and radical communities and groups, AIDS and the city, art and literature, digital archives and technology, drag and performativity, lesbian Londons, notions of bohemianism and deviancy, sex reform and research and queer Black history. Going further than the existing literature on Queer London which focuses principally on the experiences of white gay men in a limited time frame, Sex, Time and Place reflects the current state of this growing and important field of study. It will be of great value to scholars, students and general readers who have an interest in queer history, London studies, cultural geography, visual cultures and literary criticism.
Simon Avery is Reader in Modern Literature and Culture and Co-director of the Queer London Research Forum at the University of Westminster, UK. Katherine M. Graham is Visiting Lecturer and Co-director of the Queer London Research Forum at the University of Westminster, UK.
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Title:Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c.1850 to the PresentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474234925

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements List of Contributors Section 1: Framing Queer London 1. Structuring and Interpreting Queer Spaces of London Simon Avery (University of Westminster, UK) 2. Queer Temporalities, Queer Londons Katherine M. Graham (University of Westminster, UK) 3. Mapping This Volume Simon Avery (University of Westminster, UK) and Katherine M. Graham (University of Westminster, UK) Section 2: Exploring Queer London 4. London, AIDS and the 1980s Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London, UK) 5. Bigot Geography: Queering Geopolitics in Brixton Emma Spruce (London School of Economics, UK) 6. Representations of Queer London in the Fiction of Sarah Waters Paulina Palmer (Warwick University, UK) 7. Are Drag Kings Still Too Queer for London? From the Nineteenth-Century Impersonator to the Drag King of Today Kayte Stokoe (Warwick University, UK) 8. Claude McKay: Queering Spaces of Black Radicalism in Interwar London Gemma Romain (University College London, UK) and Caroline Bressey (University College London, UK) 9. The British Society of the Study of Sex Psychology: 'Advocating the Cultural of Unnatural and Criminal Practices'? Leslie A. Hall (University College London, UK) 10. Cannibal London: Racial Discourses, Pornography and Male-Male Desire in Late-Victorian Britain Silvia Antosa (University of Enna "Kore", Italy) 11. 'Famous for the paint she put on her face': London's Painted Poofs and the Self-Fashioning of Francis Bacon Dominic Janes (Keele University, UK) 12. Mingling with the Ungodly: Simeon Solomon in Queer Victorian London Carolyn Conroy (Indepent Scholar, UK) 13. Alan Hollinghurst's Fictional Ways of Queering London Bart Eeckhout (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 14. Sink Street: The Sapphic World of Pre-Chinatown Soho Anne Witchard (University of Westminster, UK) 15. Chasing Community: From Old Compton Street to the Online World of Grindr Marco Venturi (University College London, UK) 16. Being 'There': Contemporary London, Facebook and Queer Historical Feeling Sam McBean (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Bibliography Index

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One of the strengths of this book is that it opens up fresh and inclusive ways of regarding every city and every village.