Property, boundary, exclusion:Making sense of hetero-violence in safer spaces

Moran, Leslie and Skeggs, Beverley and Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen (2001) Property, boundary, exclusion:Making sense of hetero-violence in safer spaces. Social and Cultural Geography, 2 (4). pp. 407-420. ISSN 1464-9365

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This paper focuses on research conducted over a period of thirty months as part of a wider ESRC-funded initiative on violence. It focuses on the sustainability of safer gay space. This paper shows how the generation of the fear of the ‘heterosexual other’ functions to enable certain claims to be made on the space from a proprietorial aspect which includes recourse to purity, danger and respectability. This shows how property relations become articulated as a property of the person, demonstrating how entitlement to space is formed. It also explores how boundaries are being constructed and maintained in different (and often novel) ways and shows how different intelligibilitie s are constructed for understanding one’s place through concepts of property and propriety that relate to forms of investment and movement through space. It thus challenges traditional ideas on boundary formation and maintenance. Ultimately it foregrounds how these understandings of bodies in space influence current articulations of citizenship and poltical participation.

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