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Gay on God's Campus : Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities - (Paperback)

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Although the LGBT movement has made rapid gains in the United States, LGBT people continue to face discrimination in faith communities. In this book, sociologist Jonathan S. Coley documents why and how student activists mobilize for greater inclusion at Christian colleges and universities. Drawing on interviews with student activists at a range of Christian institutions of higher learning, Coley shows that students, initially drawn to activism because of their own political, religious, or LGBT identities, are forming direct action groups that transform university policies, educational groups that open up campus dialogue, and solidarity groups that facilitate their members' personal growth. He also shows how these LGBT activists apply their skills and values after graduation in subsequent political campaigns, careers, and family lives, potentially serving as change agents in their faith communities for years to come. Coley's findings shed light on a new frontier of LGBT activism and challenge prevailing wisdom about the characteristics of activists, the purpose of activist groups, and ultimately the nature of activism itself. For more information about this project's research methodology and theoretical grounding, please visit http://jonathancoley.com/book

Number of Pages: Xii, 194 pages ;
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: LGBT Studies, Sociology of Religion
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
Book theme: Gay Studies, Lesbian Studies
Author: Jonathan S. Coley
Language: English
Street Date: March 5, 2018
TCIN: 53506622
UPC: 9781469636221
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-0482
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