History Department
History Department

Gender Symp: "From the 'Gayborhood' to the Small Town"

Fri, March 5, 2010 | GAR 2.112

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gender Symp:

The Symposium on Gender, History and Sexuality presents a talk by Lauren Joseph, graduate student of The University of Texas' Department of Sociology, entitled "From the 'Gayborhood' to the Small Town: LGBT Pride Organizations and the Mobilization of Resources, Culture and Symbolic Capital".

Joseph adds: "this paper explains the way that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pride organizations grow and develop ties to their local communities, in a process that I term 'external institutionalization.'  LGBT Pride organizations engage in cultural resource mobilization practices, which simultaneously seek to generate financial resources as well as social and symbolic capital for a stigmatized sexual minority group.  The research draws on extended, multi-sited ethnography to uncover the specific social practices through which this is accomplished on an everyday and local level within urban communities across the United States."

Sponsored by: Symposium on Gender, History and Sexuality, History Dept.

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