Feminist, Queer and Trans Geographies

Foregrounding critical, theoretical and political interventions that emerge both from feminist and non-heteronormative perspectives, experiences and geographies. Beyond just identitarian politics, this section provides a platform for writings that explore the social and spatial processes towards which feminist, queer and trans imaginations and politics gesture.

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“I want to … let my country shine”: Nationalism, development, and the geographies of beauty

In this article, Annie M Elledge and Caroline Faria attend to the powerful role of beauty labor, norms, and practices in national development through the Miss Tourism Uganda beauty pageant.

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Annie M Elledge, Caroline Faria

Gendering the care/control nexus of the humanitarian border: Women’s bodies and gendered control of mobility in a EUropean borderland

Nina Sahraoui's article uncovers how medical humanitarianism, enmeshed in the border regime, yields gendered constraints from practices of immobilisation to imposed practices of mothering.

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Nina Sahraoui

Mapping lesbian and queer lines of desire: Constellations of queer urban space

In this paper, Jen Jack Gieseking writes that, like stars in the sky, contemporary urban lesbians and queers often create and rely on fragmented and fleeting experiences in lesbian–queer places, evoking patterns based on generational, racialized, and classed identities.

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Jen Jack Gieseking

LGBTQ situated memory, place-making and the sexual politics of gentrification

By exploring three memory tropes that emerge in Brixton, Emma Spruce shows that LGBTQ situated memory can be used to claim spatialised belonging, negotiate culpability for gentrification and disturb progress narratives.

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Emma Spruce

The Anthropocene stinks! Odor, affect, and the entangled politics of livestock waste in a rural Iowa watershed

This paper by Christopher Neubert explores how research focused on odor can reveal the complicated dynamics through which bodies are enrolled into subject formation and become a terrain of political struggle.

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Christopher Neubert

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