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dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Allison H. F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.date.available2009-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.date.issued2005-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2340
dc.description.abstractDrawing on a growing literature on the interconnection of queer theory, sexuality and space, this thesis critically assesses the development, implementation and impact of a campus-based Positive Space Campaign aimed at raising the visibility and number of respectful, supportive, educational and welcoming spaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, two-spirited, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students staff and faculty. The analysis, based on participatory action research (PAR), interrogates the extent to which the Positive Space Campaign challenges heteronormativity on campus. I contend that the Campaign, in its attempt to challenge dominant notions of sex, gender and sexuality, disrupts heterosexual space. Further, as I consider the meanings of 'queer', I consider the extent to which Positive Space Campaigns may be 'queering' space, by contributing to an 'imagined' campus space free of sexual and gender-based discrimination. The case study contributes to queer theory, the literature on sexuality and space, the literature on queer organizing in educational spaces and to broader queer organizing efforts in Canada.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectHomosexuality and educationen_US
dc.subjectHomosexualityen_US
dc.subjectGaysen_US
dc.subjectTranssexualsen_US
dc.subjectBisexualsen_US
dc.titleDisrupting heterosexual space? : the implementation of a campus Positive Space Campaignen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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