ERIC Number: EJ1136618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
"Quaring" Spirituality: The Spiritual Counterstories and Spaces of Black Gay and Bisexual Male College Students
Means, Darris R.
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n2 p229-246 Mar 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how Black gay and bisexual male college students experience oppression during their spiritual journeys and how they resist this oppression. Data collection included interviews, field observations, and photovoice. Data were analyzed using quare theory, an alternative to queer theory, which specifically examines the experiences of Black LGBTQ individuals. The findings reveal that the students experienced oppression during their spiritual journeys and in their spiritual spaces; however, students were able to resist the oppression by challenging oppressive behavior and messages, developing a personal relationship with a higher power, and creating spiritual counterspaces.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Males, College Students, Social Bias, Spiritual Development, Resistance (Psychology), Interviews, Observation, Photography, Social Theories
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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