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A place at the table: The process of personal and community LGBT engagement in the gay movement


2006 2006

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Social movements are, by their very nature, public relations initiatives which exact change at the societal level. The modern American gay movement is no exception. Its leap onto America's front page is often marked by the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Indicative of most social movements, the gay experience has witnessed social unrest, community mobilization, and certainly push-back from a mainstream, heterocentric dominant culture. But as more critical battles are waged, and as more milestones are achieved, it is critical to analyze the current state of the gay movement "from within."

Through a qualitative content-analysis and a series of in-depth interviews, this study attempts to define today's gay movement, analyze whose voices within the movement are being heard, and investigate the assumption of the "gay movement" as a traditional social movement. Ultimately, the research aims to determine how LGBT persons perceive the community's path to achieving a place at society's table.

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Subject
Mass media
Classification
0708: Mass media
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts
Title
A place at the table: The process of personal and community LGBT engagement in the gay movement
Author
Mundy, Dean E.
Number of pages
114
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0153
Source
MAI 44/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542546136, 0542546132
Advisor
Boynton, Lois
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1432779
ProQuest document ID
305280471
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305280471
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