Press

2020

Sneezy from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books covered AQNY in the “Hide Your Wallet” section with the most terrific summary of my book: “Fuck gentrification.”

Book blurb: “This exceptional book rewrites the recent histories and geographies of New York, and in so doing offers nothing less than a new cartography of cities. In mapping this geography, Jen Jack Gieseking also suggests one way in which all urban transformations might be understood through difference, differently.”—Gillian Rose, author of Feminism and Geography: The Limits to Geographical Knowledge

Book blurb: “Gieseking renders visible the New York City produced, traversed, and inhabited by LGBTQ folks during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. By charting this distinct yet complex historical geography, he provides new insights into our understandings of U.S. sexual politics, urban geographies, and queer identities.”—Liz Montegary, author of Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families

Book blurb: “In A Queer New York, Gieseking offers a stunningly trenchant and much needed study of lesbian-queer spaces in the city. He deftly demonstrates how place and belonging can be mapped into lesbian-queer generational shifts.  With light, elegant, and sometimes humorous prose combined with an incisive analytical approach, Gieseking provides a fabulous geographical portrait of an-other Big Apple.”— Martin F. Manalansan IV, author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora