Geografías de género y sexuales de la negrura: heterotopías anti negro (parte 1)

Translated title of the contribution: Editorial: Gender and sexual geographies of blackness: anti-black heterotopias (part 1)

Marlon M. Bailey, Rashad Shabazz

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This editorial theorizes the spatialization of black gender and sexual minorities. We examine the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality work to complicate the geographies of black gender and sexual marginality. Drawing on insights from Foucault's theory of heterotopia, we develop the concept of anti-black heterotopias to understand the spatial ordering of black gender and sexuality within the larger geographies of black people. We contend that if anti-black racism forces black people to live within contained landscapes that exist on the margins of whiteness, then black gender and sexual minorities, who are subject to violence and public ridicule, live in a placeless space, a location with no coordinates. In other words, the heterosexism/homophobia toward black gender and sexual minorities that is expressed in socio/spatial terms is complicit with the spatialization of anti-black racism. We also use anti-black heterotopias as a way to situate the eight articles in parts 1 and 2 of this themed section, as well as to highlight the theoretical linkages between them.

Translated title of the contributionEditorial: Gender and sexual geographies of blackness: anti-black heterotopias (part 1)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • anti-black heterotopias
  • gender nonconforming
  • heteronormativity
  • heterotopias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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