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ERIC Number: EJ1163592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Visualizing Queer Spaces: LGBTQ Students and the Traditionally Heterogendered Institution
Pryor, Jonathan T.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v15 n1 p32-51 2018
As colleges and universities have increased campus programs, LGBTQ students continue to experience marginalization within the very spaces intended to support them. This study explored how LGBTQ college students experienced campus climate at a Midwest Urban Public (MUP) institution through a framework of the traditionally heterogendered institution (THI). Through traditional notions of sexuality and gender, college campuses systemically, structurally, and programmatically uphold discourses which reify heterogendered ideals. Institutional spaces continue to be organized along the gender binary, which perpetuate unwelcoming environments for LGBTQ communities. Relying on a critical photovisual narrative methodology and discourse analysis, participants' findings reveal how LGBTQ students engage with campus spaces historically exclusionary of their identities. As a data collection tool, photography allowed for sensory rich interview data enhancing the study's findings. Findings illuminate how a MUP university engages in traditionally heterogendered discourses and provides valuable implications for college and university practitioners to begin challenging ideals established in the THI.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Kansas City)
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