By Phil Hubbard
From the hotspots of business intercourse via to the suburbia of twitching curtains, city lifestyles and sexualities look inseparable. towns are the resource of our so much well-known pictures of sexual perform, and are the areas the place new understandings of sexuality take form. In an period of world company and tourism, towns also are the hubs round which a world intercourse exchange is organised and the place digital intercourse content material is obsessively produced and consumed.
Detailing the relationships among sexed our bodies, sexual subjectivities and sorts of intimacy, Cities and Sexualities explores the position of town in shaping our sexual lives. whilst, it describes how the activities of city governors, urban planners, the police and judiciary mix to supply towns during which a few sexual proclivities and tastes are normalised and others excluded. In so doing, it maps out the varied sexual landscapes of the town - from areas of courtship, coupling and cohabitation via to websites of grownup leisure, prostitution, and pornography. contemplating either the normative geographies of heterosexuality and monogamy, in addition to city geographies of radical/queer intercourse, this ebook presents a different viewpoint at the courting among intercourse and the city.
Cities and Sexualities deals a large evaluation of the cutting-edge in geographies and sociologies of sexuality, in addition to an empirically-grounded account of the types of wish that animate the erotic city. It describes the various sexual landscapes that characterise either the modern Western urban in addition to towns within the international South. The ebook incorporates a wide selection of boxed case reviews in addition to feedback for extra analyzing on the finish each one bankruptcy. it's going to entice undergraduate scholars learning Geography, city reviews, Gender reports and Sociology.
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Pessoa, Correspondência 1923–1935, 220. João Gaspar Simões, O Mistério da poesia, 2nd edition (Porto: Inova, 1971), 159. It is worth noting that Pessoa and Gaspar Simões were among the very few Portuguese literary intellectuals of their time who developed an active interest in Freud’s theories. It is even possible to claim, according to José Martinho, that ‘os únicos documentos importantes que existem na cultura portuguesa dos anos 30 sobre as relações entre a literatura e a psicanálise se encontram na obra de João Gaspar Simões e na sua correspondência com Fernando Pessoa’ (the work of João Gaspar Simões and his correspondence with Fernando Pessoa are the only important texts documenting the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis in the Portuguese culture of the 1930s).
Richard Zenith (Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2000), 191. Freud, Leonardo da Vinci, 16; Un souvenir d’enfance, 28. Jorge de Sena, Fernando Pessoa e Ca Heterónima (Lisbon: Edições 70, 1984), 331. Sena’s essay ‘O heterónimo Fernando Pessoa e os poemas ingleses que publicou’ was originally published as an introduction to Poemas ingleses de Fernando Pessoa (Lisbon: Ática, 1974). On Pessoa’s carefully crafted and placed statements of self-interpretation in his letters to the editors of presença, see Enrico Martines’s introduction to Cartas entre Fernando Pessoa e os directores da presença.
NOTES 1 Pessoa’s canonic status in continental Europe, in Latin America, and elsewhere is indicated by the lavish editions of his complete works in translation by such prestigious publishing houses as Pléiade in France, and at another level by his ever-growing presence on the web: a recent Google search for his name called up 109,000 hits worldwide, a total greater than those for Federico García Lorca, Luigi Pirandello, Jean Cocteau, Hart Crane, Marcel Proust, or Herman Hesse and only marginally fewer than those for Ezra Pound and Rainer Maria Rilke.