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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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DAMIAN, León A.. Architectures, Bodies and Power: Theoretical Reflections on the Layout of Urban Sexual Cartographies. Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2021, vol.7, e611.  Epub Sep 13, 2021. ISSN 2395-9185.

We contend that a subjective function exists in the design and use of spaces, and that sexuality, politics and spaces form a common platform for social processes in urban territories. Our argument is based on several investigations into what we will define as “urban sexual cartographies”, with the intention of presenting some ideas about their theoretical analysis, their situated research and the relevance of their contributions. In the first section we propose a broad definition, drawing the work of on Michel Foucault, Gayle Rubin and Paul B. Preciado. In the second section, we give examples of studies that we assemble in that group, commenting on their main theoretical contributions to the study, research and theoretical basis of the relationships between sexuality, power and space. We conclude by emphasizing two points: the need to reflect on the involvement of the research subject in studies on sexuality, desire and pleasure; and the importance of mapping micropolitics of the desire of queer/cuir crowds.

Keywords : sexuality; urbanity; power; desire; heterotopias.

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