In the Shadow of the Gay Capital

: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Equalities in ‘Rural’ and ‘Non-Urban’ East Sussex

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

The Equality Act 2010 ended a decade of legislation addressing discrimination and social exclusion on the basis of gender or sexual difference. This was followed by the economic and social climate of ‘austerity’ under the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government. I bring together social policy scholars who have critically interrogated austerity and the Conservative ‘Big Society’, with geographers of sexualities who have challenged rural imaginaries of sexual and gendered oppression. Using poststructural approaches to space, sexuality, the state and society, I understand such phenomena to be fluid, porous and co-constitutive, and aim to explore public sector/community partnership work for LGBT equalities in rural and non-urban areas.
Date of Award2014
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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In the Shadow of the Gay Capital: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Equalities in ‘Rural’ and ‘Non-Urban’ East Sussex
McGlynn, N. (Author). 2014

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis