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Title Queering representation : LGBTQ people and electoral politics in Canada / edited by Manon Tremblay
Imprint Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2019]
©2019
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 人文社會聯圖  HQ73.3.C2 Q44 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020621637
Descript xiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Foreword / Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo -- Introduction -- PART 1: LGBTQ Voters 1. Profile of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Electorate in Canada / Andrea M.L. Perrella, Steven D. Brown, and Barry Kay 2. Winning as a Woman/Winning as a Lesbian: Voter Attitudes toward Kathleen Wynne in the 2014 Ontario Election / Joanna Everitt and Tracey Raney 3. Media Framing of Lesbian and Gay Politicians: Is Sexual Mediation at Work? / Mireille Lalancette and Manon Tremblay 4. Electing LGBT Representatives and the Voting System in Canada / Dennis Pilon -- PART 2: LGBTQ Representatives 5. LGBT Groups and the Canadian Conservative Movement: A New Relationship? / Frédéric Boily and Ève Robidoux-Descary 6. Liberalism and the Protection of LGBT Rights in Canada / Brooke Jeffrey 7. A True Match? The Federal New Democratic Party and LGBTQ Communities and Politics / Alexa DeGagne 8. Representation: The Case of LGBTQ People / Manon Tremblay 9. Pathway to Office: The Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, and Election of LGBT Candidates / Joanna Everitt, Manon Tremblay, and Angelia Wagner 10. LGBTQ Perspectives on Political Candidacy in Canada / Angelia Wagner 11. Out to Win: The ProudPolitics Approach to LGBTQ Electoralism / Curtis Atkins 12. LGBT Place Management: Representative Politics and Toronto's Gay Village / Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray -- Afterword: The Champion / Graeme Truelove -- Index
Includes bibliographical references and index
"Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. Because political representation matters. And representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people - lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer - is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. The presence at the heart of state power of individuals associated with historically ostracized, even criminalized, identities raises important questions. What are the LGBTQ electorate's characteristics and voting behaviours, and what empowerment has it achieved through electoral systems? How do straight voters view out LGBTQ politicians, and what part do the media play in framing these perceptions? What pathways to power do LGBTQ politicians follow? Do they represent LGBTQ people and communities in particular, and, if so, how is this role articulated? And finally, how do Canadian party ideologies shape LGBTQ representation? The so-called democratic deficit - whereby particular social, ethnic, and sex/gender groups have traditionally been excluded from the political landscape - is a significant concern not only for scholars but for the Canadian public. The contributors to Queering Representation offer diverse, nuanced readings of political representation, shining a spotlight on relations between electoral processes and LGBTQ communities."-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic formats
Subject Sexual minority politicians -- Canada
Gay politicians -- Canada
Sexual minorities -- Political activity -- Canada
Gays -- Political activity -- Canada
Political candidates -- Canada
Political campaigns -- Canada
Elections -- Canada
Hommes politiques issus des minorités sexuelles -- Canada
Femmes politiques lesbiennes -- Canada
Hommes politiques homosexuels -- Canada
Minorités sexuelles -- Activité politique -- Canada
Homosexuels -- Activité politique -- Canada
Candidats (Élections) -- Canada
Campagnes électorales -- Canada
Élections -- Canada
Elections. fast (OCoLC)fst00904324
Gay politicians. fast (OCoLC)fst00939207
Gays -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst00939292
Political campaigns. fast (OCoLC)fst01069212
Political candidates. fast (OCoLC)fst01069218
Sexual minorities -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst01923086
Sexual minority politicians. fast (OCoLC)fst01921422
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
Alt Author Tremblay, Manon, editor
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