Sedgwick's geographies: Touching space

Gavin Brown*, Kath Browne, Michael Brown, Gerda Roelvink, Michelle Carnegie, Ben Anderson

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950-2009) was one of the founders of queer theory and a significant contributor to the fields of literary theory and philosophy. The four papers in this forum consider the impact and influence her work has had on diverse fields of research in human geography. Specifically, the papers examine how her work on the epistemology of the closet has been materialized and contested by geographers of sexualities; how her queer theorizing inspired the diverse economies approach in economic geography; and how her understanding of affect offers an alternative to Deleuzian-inspired approaches to more-than-representational thinking in geography. The forum highlights various ways in which Sedgwick's writings can continue to inspire novel thinking in human geography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • Affect
  • Diverse economies
  • Economic geography
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Geographies of sexualities
  • Queer theory


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