Geographical interventions into debates regarding ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM)
While today ubiquitous in HIV/AIDS policy and programming, the conceptual category of ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM) has come under sustained critique as a result of its limited explanatory power and inability to engage with social, cultural and community complexity.
This article examines how geographers may add substantively to such critical debates and extend them in new ways across sites in the global South where the category is often deployed. It does this by considering the importance of place, varying local and international imperatives for the category, and implications of considering socio-spatial liminality to conceptualise men’s experiences of HIV programming.
Andrew Tucker (2021): Geographical interventions into debates regarding ‘men who have sex with men’ (MSM), Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1994929