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This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses-which are evident in the collection-focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind.
This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.
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Jayne Caudwell teaches socio-cultural approaches to sport and leisure at the University of Brighton. She is editor of Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory and Women's Football in the UK: Continuing with Gender Analyses. Kath Browne teaches social and cultural geographies at the University of Brighton. She is co-editor of Queer Methodologies and Geographies of Sexualities and co-author of Queer Spiritual Spaces.
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