Subversive verses : the sublim(inial)ity of hybrid cultures and sexualities

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dc.contributor.advisor Campbell, Sue, 1956-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Trépanier, Tania 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z 1998
dc.identifier.other HQ1233 T74 1998
dc.description ix, 186 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description 'Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Joint Women's Studies Programme'.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 175-186).
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from University Archives, Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract Cultural and sexual hybrids have been overlooked due to the reinforcing and simplifying ideologies of normative and binary thinking. This neglect has led to the marginalization and indivisibility of multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, and bisexual identities. In this thesis, narrative, verse, theory, and the stories of fifteen young Canadian women are used to illuminate the nature and complexities of hybrid identities. Theorizing about hybridity is important because it deepens analyses of identity while expanding political strategies in the struggle for social justice. In the context of identity politics, the recognition of hybridity can reinforce a commitment to coalitional politics and can encourage a valuation of narratives and stories. Drawing on feminist, postcolonial, queer, bisexual, and postmodern theories, I challenge some widely held assumptions of the normativity of monoracial, monoethnic, monocultural, and monosexual identities, in addition to pointing out the limitations of binary oppositional categorization. Examples of these assumptions and limitations are explored through a discussion of hybrid identity and community formation, and an analysis of the unique forms of oppression that affect hybrids such as monoracism, colourism, monosexism, and biphobia. I conclude by proposing ways in which hybridity can be rendered more intelligible in the context of mononormative binary oppositional categories, through storytelling, coalition building, continuums, fluidity, fragmentation, syncretism, and border-crossing.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HQ1233
dc.subject.lcsh Marginality, Social -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Racially mixed people -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Bisexual women -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Canada -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Identity
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Cross-cultural studies -- Canada
dc.title Subversive verses : the sublim(inial)ity of hybrid cultures and sexualities
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Women's Studies Masters Women's Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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