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‘Live your liberation – don’t lobby for it’: Australian queer student activists’ perspectives of same-sex marriage


Rodgers, J, Live your liberation - don't lobby for it': Australian queer student activists' perspectives of same-sex marriage, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 24, (4) pp. 601-617. ISSN 1030-4312 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10304312.2010.489722


One topic covered in Australian queer university student print media is the legalization of same-sex marriage. The legalization of same-sex marriage is currently generating much debate in Western queer communities. This paper explores Australian queer university student activists' media representation of same-sex marriage, and the debates surrounding its legalization. It uses discourse analysis to examine a selection of queer student media from four metropolitan Australian universities, and the 2003 and 2004 editions of the national queer student publication Querelle. This paper thus contributes to the history of queer activism, documenting what one group of young people say about the legalization of same-sex marriage, and furthers research on queer perspectives of marriage and same-sex relationships.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:queer student activism, student media, same-sex marriage, Australia
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Rodgers, J (Dr Jess Rodgers)
ID Code:148887
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2022-02-17
Last Modified:2022-03-11

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