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Disrupting heterosexual space? : the implementation of a campus Positive Space Campaign

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dc.contributor.author Burgess, Allison H. F. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07-14T19:42:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2340
dc.description.abstract Drawing 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Brock University en_US
dc.subject Brock University en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality and education en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality en_US
dc.subject Gays en_US
dc.subject Transsexuals en_US
dc.subject Bisexuals en_US
dc.title Disrupting heterosexual space? : the implementation of a campus Positive Space Campaign en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Social Justice and Equity Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Social Justice and Equity Studies Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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