What is it about?

Today, many people use social media apps on their phone to find other people for dating and companionship. This paper examines ways in which physical geographies and digital ones interact, with a focus on gay men in France. Jérôme Reybaud's 'Jours de France' is used to illustrate.

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Why is it important?

There is growing interest in the digital spaces and digital identities. This is one of the first articles to critically analyze the film 'Jours de France.'


This article was a long time coming as I bounced ideas for it with many people all over the world. It was the serendipitous coming together of the right films, books, and experiences.

Brian Troth

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This page is a summary of: Digital geographies: online spaces and gay identity in twenty-first-century France, Contemporary French Civilization, July 2020, Liverpool University Press,
DOI: 10.3828/cfc.2020.13.
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