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Social and Behavioral Sciences

2016

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Identity

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The Language Of Non-Normative Sexuality And Genders, Emily Bolam, Samantha Jarvis May 2016

The Language Of Non-Normative Sexuality And Genders, Emily Bolam, Samantha Jarvis

Scholars Week

This project is about how asexual, intersex and transgender identities challenge normative ideas about what it means to be human. Our research primarily focused on how language used in the medical community influences societal perceptions of non-normative identities. Western culture is pervasively heteronormative, meaning that there is a narrow idea of what constitutes a “normal” human being, which is typically heterosexual and limited to a binary gender system. While society is making strides with accepting non-hetero sexual identities, there persists the notion that humans are inherently sexual beings. Asexuality, an orientation characterized by a lack of sexual attraction, challenges this ...


Isolated Identities: The Storied Lives Of Lgb Emerging Adults On A Rural, Community College Campus, Erin J. Ferris, Miriam S. Phillips Jan 2016

Isolated Identities: The Storied Lives Of Lgb Emerging Adults On A Rural, Community College Campus, Erin J. Ferris, Miriam S. Phillips

Adult Education Research Conference

Community colleges serve diverse populations including LGB emerging adults who are attempting to find their place within society. Through a thematic analysis of narrative interviews and a focus group we found on one, rural campus there is a culture of isolation, which may limit individuals growth both personally and academically.