Gordon Waitt is a member of the GeoQuEST Research Centre in the Faculty of Science and associate member of the Identity and Cultural Transformations Research Group in the Faculty of Arts. He is a human geographer, with an international research focus on the geographies of gender and sexuality as well as tourism geographies. These research interests come together in his recently co-authored book with Kevin Markwell (University of Newcastle), Understanding gay tourism: culture and context (Howarth, 2006).
Climate change and household dynamics: Beyond consumption, unbounding sustainability (with C. R. Gibson, Lesley M. Head, and N. Gill), Faculty of Science - Papers (2011)
'Fornicating on floats'? The cultural politics of the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade beyond the metropolis (with Chris Stapel), Faculty of Science - Papers (2011)
"It's about time you came out": Sexualities, mobility and home (with Andrew W. Gorman-Murray), Faculty of Science - Papers (2011)
Helping redress the dominance of metropolitan narratives upon which much literature on sexuality is framed,...
'The guys in there just expect to be laid': Embodied and gendered socio-spatial practices of a 'night out' in Wollongong, Australia (with Loretta Jessop and Andrew W. Gorman-Murray), Faculty of Science - Papers (2011)
This article investigates intersections of sexuality, sex, femininities, and alcohol. The concept of spatially-situated subjectivity...
Cultural festivals and economic development in nonmetropolitan Australia (with Christopher R. Gibson, Jim Walmsley, and John Connell), Journal of Planning Education and Research (2010)
Examining a database of 2,856 festivals in Australia and survey results from 480 festival organizers,...
Gay Tourism: Culture and Context (with Kevin Markwell), Gay Tourism: Culture and Context. (1 ed.) (2006)
Contributions to Books
Is It Easy Being Green? On the Dilemmas of Material Cultures of Household Sustainability (with C. R. Gibson, Lesley M. Head, and N. J. Gill), Faculty of Science - Papers (2011)
Doing foucauldian discourse analysis-revealing social realities, In I. Hay (Eds.), Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press. (2010)
Discourse analysis is now a well-established interpretive approach in geography to identify the sets of...
Creative Small Cities: cityscapes, power and the arts, in D. Bell & M. Jayne (Eds.), Small Cities Urban Experience beyond the metropolis (2006)
This chapter focuses on the transformations of the cityscape of Wollongong through the embrace of...