Cape queer? A case study of Provincetown, Massachusetts

J Homosex. 2006;52(1-2):185-212. doi: 10.1300/j082v52n01_08.


Cape Queer is a case study that details how sexuality intersects with race, gender, and class in the development of the gay and lesbian resort community, Provincetown, Massachusetts. It asks scholars to pay closer attention to the ways in which methodologies and practices utilizing LGBT studies and queer theory can combine rather than separate to interrogate LGBT and queer histories, politics and communities. In the process, it assesses how the global mechanics of capitalism led to the local queering and eventually un-queering of a gentrified, white, gay and lesbian enclave.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Health Resorts
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities*
  • Male
  • Massachusetts
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Travel