Queering Representation: LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada (Hardcover)

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By Manon Tremblay (Editor)
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Political representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. What are the LGBTQ electorate’s characteristics and voting behaviours? What part do the media play in framing straight voters’ perceptions of out LGBTQ politicians? What pathways to power do LGBTQ politicians follow? Do they represent LGBTQ people and communities, and if so, how is this role articulated? And finally, how do Canadian party ideologies shape LGBTQ representation?

About the Author

Manon Tremblay is a professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of 100 Questions about Women and Politics and, with Anne Mévellec, of Genre et professionnalisation de la poli

Product Details
ISBN: 9780774861816
ISBN-10: 0774861819
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2019
Pages: 372
Language: English