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The Geographies of Digital Sexuality

  • Catherine J. Nash
  • Andrew Gorman-Murray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Catherine J. Nash, Andrew Gorman-Murray
    Pages 1-8
  3. Making Worlds: Conceptualizing the Digital/Material Divide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Daniel Cockayne, Lizzie Richardson
      Pages 11-27
    3. Catherine J. Nash, Andrew Gorman-Murray
      Pages 29-48
    4. Donna James, Jenna Condie, Garth Lean
      Pages 49-68
  4. Dating and Intimacy at the Interface

  5. Activism, Politics and Communities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-286

About this book


This edited book engages with the rapidly emerging field of the geographies of digital sexualities, that is, the interlinkages between sexual lives, material and virtual geographies and digital practices. Modern life is increasingly characterised by our integrated engagement in digital/material landscapes activities and our intimate life online can no longer be conceptualised as discrete from ‘real life.’ Our digital lives are experienced as a material embeddedness in the spaces of everyday life marking the complex integration of real and digital geographies. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in the ways that our social and sexual practices such as dating or casual sex are bound up online and online geographies and in many cases constitute specific sexuality-based communities crossing the digital/material divide. The aim of this collection is to explore the complexities of these newly constituted and interwoven sexual and gender landscapes through empirical, theoretical and conceptual engagements through wide-ranging, innovative and original research in a new and quickly moving field.


Technology and race technology and gender Politics and dating Online sexualities Public and private space Digital studies Digital geography Sexuality Trans Gender Race LGBT

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine J. Nash
    • 1
  • Andrew Gorman-Murray
    • 2
  1. 1.Brock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  2. 2.Western Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia

About the editors

Dr. Catherine J. Nash is a Professor of Geography and Tourism Studies at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. Her research focus is on sexuality, gender and urban places. Her current research interests include changing urban sexual and gendered landscapes in Toronto; international resistances to LGBT equalities in Canada, UK and Australia; a focus on digital technologies and sexuality in everyday life; and new LGBT mobilities. 

Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray is a Professor of Geography at Western Sydney University, Australia. His research agenda encompasses urban and regional transformations, household dynamics, and disaster planning. His interest in gender, sexuality and space cuts across these areas. His publications include Material Geographies of Household Sustainability (2011), Rurality, Sexuality and Geography (2013), Masculinities and Place (2014), and Queering the Interior (2018).

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