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dc.contributor.authorPilling, Meredith Danielle
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T21:09:35Z
dc.date.available2013-01-02T21:09:35Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4169
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is based on 13 qualitative interviews conducted with 12 individuals whom I refer to as (gender)queers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and St. Catharines, Ontario. Drawing on queer theory and the literature of sexuality and space, I explore how (gender)queers experience women's public washrooms as gendered and heterosexualized spaces. I examine the degree to which a simultaneous heterosexing and female gendering of women's public washrooms is linked to the marginalization and sometimes violent exclusion of (gender)queers within these particular spaces. I also discuss the ways in which (gender)queers may use a variety of strategies aimed at navigating heterosexualized and gendered public washrooms. Finally, I explore alternatives to conventional washrooms spaces, including the gender-neutral washrooms, multi-stall non-gendered public washrooms, and public washrooms in queer spaces.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright ownership of this works resides with the Author. No electronic full-text of this work is available.
dc.subjectHeterosexismen_US
dc.subjectLesbianism -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectLesbianism -- Social aspectsen_US
dc.subjectHomosexuality -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectHomosexuality -- Social aspectsen_US
dc.subjectSpatial behavioren_US
dc.subjectQueer theoryen_US
dc.titleQueer Encounters: exploring experiences of (gender)queers in women's public washroom spacesen_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
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
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