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The spatial politics of gay pride parades and festivals: emotional activism

Chapter


Abstract


  • The chapter is structured by three questions. The first is: How and in what ways do

    gay pride festivals and parades challenge taken-for-granted understandings of sexuality

    that are integral part of daily relations that sustain streets and cities? Here we draw on

    research conducted on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, as well as the Aotearoa

    New Zealand Auckland HERO parades. Second, we ask: what does it feel like to be part of a

    festival and parade? In responding to this question we draw on research—and participation

    in—Pride Scotland. And, the third question: Do gay pride festivals create geographies of

    belonging?—is addressed by research conducted at Hamilton Pride Festivals in Aotearoa

    New Zealand.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Johnston, L. & Waitt , G. (2015). The spatial politics of gay pride parades and festivals: emotional activism. In D. Paternotte & M. Tremblay (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (pp. 105-119). Farnham, United Kindom: Ashgate Publishing.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84947428460

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2108

Book Title


  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

Start Page


  • 105

End Page


  • 119

Abstract


  • The chapter is structured by three questions. The first is: How and in what ways do

    gay pride festivals and parades challenge taken-for-granted understandings of sexuality

    that are integral part of daily relations that sustain streets and cities? Here we draw on

    research conducted on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, as well as the Aotearoa

    New Zealand Auckland HERO parades. Second, we ask: what does it feel like to be part of a

    festival and parade? In responding to this question we draw on research—and participation

    in—Pride Scotland. And, the third question: Do gay pride festivals create geographies of

    belonging?—is addressed by research conducted at Hamilton Pride Festivals in Aotearoa

    New Zealand.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Johnston, L. & Waitt , G. (2015). The spatial politics of gay pride parades and festivals: emotional activism. In D. Paternotte & M. Tremblay (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (pp. 105-119). Farnham, United Kindom: Ashgate Publishing.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84947428460

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2108

Book Title


  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

Start Page


  • 105

End Page


  • 119