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dc.contributor.advisorRothmann, J.
dc.contributor.authorTshilongo, Tshanduko
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-06T13:02:55Z
dc.date.available2018-07-06T13:02:55Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/28292
dc.descriptionMA (Sociology), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractThe visibility of our issues and our bodies is said to present a double-edged sword: on the one hand that visibility serves the necessary purpose of de-mystifying LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) persons and their human rights concerns. Conversely it tends to create a backlash towards many of those bodies who put themselves out in the open (De Wet, Rothmann & Simmonds, 2016). This study provides an exploration of the need for safe spaces for lesbian and gay students on the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University. This is a qualitative study informed by the meta-theoretical principles of social constructionism and features of interpretivism. Twenty (20) interviews were conducted with ten (10) students who were openly gay and the other ten (10) students were openly lesbian. Data was analysed using thematic analysis. The findings in this study give an insight into the experiences of gay and lesbian students on the Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University, and discuss the favourable nature of safe spaces and their limitationsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (NRF)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.subjectAlliesen_US
dc.subjectAssimilationen_US
dc.subjectCloseten_US
dc.subjectExplicit centralisationen_US
dc.subjectExplicit marginalisationen_US
dc.subjectHeteronormativityen_US
dc.subjectHomophobiaen_US
dc.subjectImplicit centralisationen_US
dc.subjectImplicit marginalisationen_US
dc.subjectInterpretivismen_US
dc.subjectQualitativeen_US
dc.subjectQueer theoryen_US
dc.subjectSafe spacesen_US
dc.subjectSamplingen_US
dc.subjectSocial constructionismen_US
dc.titleExploring the need for safe spaces for lesbian and gay students of the North-West University Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID21081719 - Rothmann, Jacques (Supervisor)


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