Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization

An issue of: GLQ

Queer Tourism
Journal Issue Pages: 268 Volume 8, Number 1-2 Published: 2002 An issue of GLQ
Special Issue Editor: Jasbir K. Puar
Over the last several decades, queer sexualities, tourism industry marketing, tourist practices, and consumption patterns have converged to produce burgeoning outlets for the mobility of queer subjects. In the first collection ever devoted to scholarly articles on queer tourism, this special double issue of GLQ highlights the connections between political economy and sexuality and contributes to an emgerging body of literature on queer sexualities and globalization.
Essays explore a range of geographical areas and cover topics that include an autoethnographic account of a queer traveler in Cuba, the development of gay and lesbian tourism in Madrid and Mexico, and gay and lesbian tourist events such as World Pride 2001 in Rome. The collection also includes an essay focusing on lesbian tourism—a study of the history of lesbian tourism on Eresos, Lesvos.

Contributors. Lionel Cantú, Gabriel Giorgi, Venetia Kantsa, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Michael Luongo, Kevin Markwell, Jasbir Kaur Puar, Dereka Rushbrook


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1. Introduction: Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization–Jasbir Kaur Puar

2. De un pájaro las do alas: Travel Notes of a Queer Puerto Rican in Havana–Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

3. “Certain Places Have Different Energy”: Spatial Transformations in Eresos, Lesvos–Venetia Kantsa

4. Madrid en Tránsito: Travelers, Visibility, and Gay Identity–Gabriel Giorgi

5. Mardi Gras Tourism and the Construction of Sydney as an International Gay and Lesbian City–Kevin Markwell

6. Circuits of Queer Mobility: Tourism, Travel, and Globalization–Jasbir Kaur Puar

7. De Ambiente: Queer Tourism and the Shifting Boundaries of Mexican Male Sexualities–Lionel Cantú

8. Rome’s World Pride: Making the Eternal City an International Gay Tourism Destination–Michael Luongo

9. Cities, Queer Space, and the Cosmopolitan Tourist–Dereka Rushbrook

10. The GLQ Archive: Activist Materials Addressing Tourism–American Friends Service Committee of Hawaii Gay Liberation Program

Book Review

11. The Easy Way Out: Gays and Lesbians in Academia–John Champagne

12. The GLQ Gallery: Slippery When Wet: An Exhibition Dossier–Sarah L. Stifler

13. About the Contributors

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ISBN Paperback: 978-0-8223-6516-7