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The place of transversal LGBTQ+ urban activisms

Spruce, Emma (2021) The place of transversal LGBTQ+ urban activisms. Urban Studies, 58 (7). 1520 - 1528. ISSN 0042-0980

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0042098020986063

Abstract

This special issue on placing LGBTQ+ urban activisms seeks to affirm the plurality of LGBTQ+ activisms and expand the geographic lens to consider places that have been side-lined as sites of LGBTQ+ political ferment. In this article I reflect on the ways that the collection also gestures towards the importance of ‘connective’ LGBTQ+ urban activisms, complicating existing theorisation that has primarily focused on transnational relations. Approaching it through the particular space and time of London during the Covid-19 pandemic, I interpret the collection as a call to explore the knowledge that becomes available – and the praxis that is foregrounded – when we examine the connective dimensions of LGBTQ+ urban activisms. Bridging feminist, queer and urban studies, I conclude by arguing for the particular analytic lens that emerges when ‘place’ is brought into critical tension with ‘transversal politics’ as a way to think about both those connective LGBTQ+ urban activisms that already exist and those which are urgently needed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/usj
Additional Information: © 2021 Urban Studies Journal Limited
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 09:48
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 01:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107941

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