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dc.contributor.authorMilmine, Lexie
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-14T16:35:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-14T16:35:09Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/78523
dc.description.abstractThis project examines 2SLGBTQ+ safe spaces in Halifax to understand the experiences people have in these spaces and the cultivation work involved in maintaining them. Informed by queer and intersectional theories, the project asks: How do queer safe spaces in Halifax operate? Why? What successes and challenges do they face in their day-to-day maintenance? I interviewed individuals who operate and use queer spaces in Halifax to focus on the relational work necessary for maintaining them and use literature to situate the analysis in the city’s particular social and political context. Participants’ narratives demonstrate that: queer safe spaces are cultivated (and re-cultivated) through an ongoing and relational process; intentionality is integral to achieving goals; active transgression of heteronormativity through continued acts of ‘queering’ space is vital; and cultivating safe space is a complex process and cannot be understood with a singular, static concept of ‘safety.’en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject2SLGBTQ+en_US
dc.subjectqueeren_US
dc.subjectsafe space(s)en_US
dc.subjectHalifaxen_US
dc.title“Don’t Throw Glitter on our Carpet”: Cultivating Queer Safe Space(s) in Halifaxen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2020-04-13
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Fiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Emma Whelanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Martha Radiceen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Elizabeth Fittingen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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