I just published what is the first book review on lgbtq spaces in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. If you do not sit at home nightly pouring over the flagship journal of the Association of American Geographers, you may not have noticed that in it’s 102 year history, it has never published a book review on lgbtq people, place, or space, or even one on any matter of geographies of sexualities. There have certainly been some key articles on these topics in the journal though, such as Michael Brown and Larry Knopp’s fantastic “Queering the map: the productive tensions of colliding epistemologies” in 2008. Regardless, dozens of books on geographies of sexualities and lgbtq geographies continue to be published at an ever increasing rate, and we now have the first book review in the top journal in the field. I am honored to be a part of that.
As a note, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers Review of Books launched this year in order to create more room for much needed reviews in their own journal (a la the American Sociological Association’s Contemporary Sociology) and more room for articles in the flagship journal for the field in the US.
Click here to read my “Review of Queer Methods and Methodologies: Intersecting Queer Theories and Social Science Research by K. Browne, and C.J. Nash, eds, and Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Scared Places by K. Browne, S.R. Munt, and A.K.T. Yip, eds.,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers Review of Books, 1(2): 60-62.