Being between binary: Personal narratives and power geometry: A visual essay

Carruthers Thomas, Kate (2021) Being between binary: Personal narratives and power geometry: A visual essay. Sexualities. ISSN 1363-4607

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Being Between Binary is a visual critical auto-ethnography, combining collage, cartoon, narrative and photomontage in the form of a four-page A2 scrapbook. Conceptually and materially, the design combines map and memoir, placing Massey’s concept of power geometry into dialogue with personal experiences of sexuality and gender. The piece explores binaries and geographies of here/there, Global North/South, through a lens of borderlands, boundaries and crossings, modelling dissemination as a fluid space of continuing enquiry. This visual essay first contextualises the making of the piece as creative fieldwork, matching ‘a synthesis of shattered fragments’ (Davis 2008: 250), then presents images of the work with brief commentary.

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30 March 2021Accepted
27 April 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexuality, gender, power geometry, map, collage
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH26 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01-03 - human geography
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Psychology
Depositing User: Kate Thomas
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 14:31
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 13:03

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