What’s in a name: the politics of queer on campus

O'Riordan, Kate and Webb, Sharon (2020) What’s in a name: the politics of queer on campus. Sexualities. pp. 1-20. ISSN 1363-4607

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This paper draws upon oral history interviews and archival work carried out to examine the history of the LGBTQ+ student society at the University of Sussex. It reflects upon the significance of the Society’s name change over time (from GaySoc in the 1970s to its contemporary formation as the LGBTQ+ Society) and considers the role of the Society and its members as an active political and sociable group, concerned with a broad range of political and social justice movements, both on campus and across wider society, locally and nationally. It demonstrates how the experience of student societies relates to individual and group identity and how they help shape national and international politics. It looks at how the groups were positioned as political through their location and in relation to activism beyond LGBTQ+ issues and the University.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > Media and Film
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
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Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 10:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/92672

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