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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Relationship Stability: a qualitative psychological study of long-term lesbian couples

Reuman-Hemond, Elizabeth January 1994 (has links)
Thesis advisor: Bernard O'Brien / This study investigated factors which influenced stable, primary love relationships among twelve lesbian couples who had been together at least fifteen years and had not reared children together. Each participant was interviewed separately in a retrospective, semi-structured interview that assessed the impact of selected factors over the course of the relationship. Each factor was examined to determine its influence in the beginning phase of the relationship (the first 5 years), in the middle phase (5-10 years into the relationship), and most recently (beyond 10 years into the relationship). Interpersonal dynamics as well as the influences of culture, religion, values, finances, and social supports were explored to determine their impact on relationship stability. / Thesis (PhD) — Boston College, 1994. / Submitted to: Boston College. School of Education. / Discipline: Counseling, Developmental Psychology, and Research Methods.
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I was a Tomboy: Labels, Constructions, and Understandings of Women's Sexuality in the Philippines

Rodis, Paulina dela Cruz January 2014 (has links)
Thesis advisor: Sarah Babb / How does sexuality differ across cultures? Across genders? I propose that women in the Philippines face unique constraints on acceptable sexualities. Historical context and contemporary influences (i.e. the mass media, Catholic doctrine, education, and family) continually define and redefine acceptable behaviors. I conducted ten qualitative, open-ended interviews with Filipina women via video- or voice-conferences in early 2014. Based on the data collected, non-traditional women’s sexual orientations primarily were constructed through appearance and behavior, and not simply on sexual orientation. Women appearing or acting in a masculine fashion are labeled tomboy. Attitudes surrounding these alternate practices varied, especially as a result of religious beliefs or personal experiences. The data collected from the participants supported the importance of appearance and external influences in the constructions of and attitudes towards women’s sexualities. Furthermore, trends in the responses suggest a changing social culture in the Philippines that could lead to greater social acceptance for same-sex oriented identities. / Thesis (BA) — Boston College, 2014. / Submitted to: Boston College. College of Arts and Sciences. / Discipline: Sociology Honors Program. / Discipline: Sociology.
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The Particular Nature of Long-term Lesbian Relationships

Freeman, Karen Marie 08 July 1994 (has links)
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the characteristics of long-term lesbian relationships (operationally defined as five or more years) and to compare these characteristics with prior findings on short-term or term non-specific lesbian relationships. Several studies that have been done made assumptions about the nature of lesbian relationships based on data gathered from women in brief relationships (Caldwell and Peplau 1984; Elise 1986; Gordon 1980; Krestan and Bepko 1980). This study was designed to examine whether or not lesbians in long-term relationships might have different interpersonal relational dynamics, just as married heterosexual couples have been shown to have relationships differing from heterosexual cohabitating couples. A questionnaire was developed by taking questions directly from prior studies on lesbian relationships in order to allow for direct comparisons. The specific areas investigated were power and equality, merger, feminist impact, structural supports and sexuality. The study used a non-random sample. The fifty-three couples who participated were gathered from announcements made at local and national lesbian events. The data were analyzed through tabular and correlational procedures. Many of the findings in this study were similar to those of earlier research. The respondents were just as likely as those in prior studies to be feminists, to value both autonomy and relatedness, to be sexually satisfied, and to have similar attitudes about women's issues. Feminism, and its focus on independence and non-monogamy, does not seem to have affected these women's abilities to maintain a long-term relationship. But the differences are also important to note. Prior studies had indicated that having equality with their partner was essential for lesbians within their relationships, and couples in this study were much more likely than those in prior studies to say that they had an equal balance of power. They were also more committed. They were more willing to move for their partner, buy a home or car with their partner, and much more likely to believe that they would still be together five years later. They were more likely to have made large joint financial commitments together and to have pooled finances. This information is important for lesbians who value long-term commitments, for therapists who may be assisting lesbian clientele with their relational dynamics, and for researchers examining lesbian relationships.
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Homophile "Dis-ease": A Product of the Social Environment

DeRoche, T. R. 01 January 1972 (has links)
No description available.
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Rethinking queer theology homogeneity: Holy Conversations for lesbians in Metropolitan Community Churches

Atwell, Anne Renee 18 July 2020 (has links)
This project is an invitation for lesbians within Metropolitan Community Churches to speak the truth of their lived experiences, describe their experiences and encounters with God, and through that, create a lesbian theology. This author has observed that even in welcoming faith communities such as Metropolitan Community Churches, lesbian voices are missing from theological conversation. By critically engaging with various feminist, women’s, and queer theologies, this project envisions the modification of a Holy Conversations resource created by Metropolitan Community Churches that will consider how lesbians encounter God in various aspects of their lives. This author hopes that the creation of a lesbian theological resource will encourage other marginalized communities to speak of their God experiences and to create theologies that will connect them with God and with others.
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O que podem fazer duas vulvas : lesbianidades no Tumblr

Batista, Daniela Conegatti January 2015 (has links)
A presente dissertação teve como tema as lesbianidades no espaço da web. Assumido o lugar de importância que as mídias e redes sociais têm alcançado na contemporaneidade, optou-se pelo tumblr como lugar de análise. Assim, esta pesquisa foi guiada pela seguinte questão: como se constituem as lesbianidades nos tumblrs selecionados? Para a pesquisa, foram escolhidos quatro tumblrs com interesse nas lesbianidades: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife e n-surtesorria. Em acordo com a perspectiva pós-estruturalista, a abordagem foi teóricometodológica, compreendendo os estudos foucaultianos, estudos da Cultura Visual e permanecendo na esteira do pensamento de Judith Butler e Beatriz Preciado, principalmente seus escritos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade. O enfoque recaiu sobre as imagens compartilhadas nestas páginas. A partir do contato com os tumblrs, foram eleitas três instâncias de análise: corpo, amor e sexo lésbico. Com base nos escritos de Foucault e nos estudos da Cultura Visual, as imagens foram analisadas enquanto produto de discursos e, neste processo, tais imagens produziram modos de ser lésbica, exercendo Pedagogias Culturais. Por vezes as lesbianidades aproximaram-se do ideal heteronormativo – e por vezes afastaram-se –, assim como corresponderam à performatividade de gênero (ou não). Contudo, neste processo, desconstruíram verdades e discursos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade nos tumblrs analisados. / The theme of this essay is lesbianisms on the web. Realized the importance that social media has reached in the contemporary world, we chose tumblr as place of analisys. Thus, this essay was guided by the following question: how are constituted the lesbianisms in the selected tumblrs? For this essay, were elected four tumblrs with interest in lesbianisms for analysis: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife and n-surte-sorria. In accordance with the poststructuralist perspective, the approach was theoretical and methodological, comprising studies of Foucault, Visual Culture studies and remaining in accordance with the ideas of Judith Butler and Beatriz Preciado, mainly their works about gender, sex and sexuality. The emphasis was on the images shared in these pages. By the contact with the tumblrs, were elected three analytical instances: body, love and lesbian sex. Based on the writings of Foucault and of Visual Culture studies, it was realized that the images were produced by discourses and, in this process, they produced ways of being lesbian, effecting Cultural Pedagogies. Sometimes, the lesbianisms approached the heteronormative ideal – and sometimes they diverged –, as well as they corresponded to gender performativity (or not). However, in this process they deconstructed beliefs and discourses on gender, sex and sexuality in the analyzed tumblrs.
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O que podem fazer duas vulvas : lesbianidades no Tumblr

Batista, Daniela Conegatti January 2015 (has links)
A presente dissertação teve como tema as lesbianidades no espaço da web. Assumido o lugar de importância que as mídias e redes sociais têm alcançado na contemporaneidade, optou-se pelo tumblr como lugar de análise. Assim, esta pesquisa foi guiada pela seguinte questão: como se constituem as lesbianidades nos tumblrs selecionados? Para a pesquisa, foram escolhidos quatro tumblrs com interesse nas lesbianidades: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife e n-surtesorria. Em acordo com a perspectiva pós-estruturalista, a abordagem foi teóricometodológica, compreendendo os estudos foucaultianos, estudos da Cultura Visual e permanecendo na esteira do pensamento de Judith Butler e Beatriz Preciado, principalmente seus escritos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade. O enfoque recaiu sobre as imagens compartilhadas nestas páginas. A partir do contato com os tumblrs, foram eleitas três instâncias de análise: corpo, amor e sexo lésbico. Com base nos escritos de Foucault e nos estudos da Cultura Visual, as imagens foram analisadas enquanto produto de discursos e, neste processo, tais imagens produziram modos de ser lésbica, exercendo Pedagogias Culturais. Por vezes as lesbianidades aproximaram-se do ideal heteronormativo – e por vezes afastaram-se –, assim como corresponderam à performatividade de gênero (ou não). Contudo, neste processo, desconstruíram verdades e discursos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade nos tumblrs analisados. / The theme of this essay is lesbianisms on the web. Realized the importance that social media has reached in the contemporary world, we chose tumblr as place of analisys. Thus, this essay was guided by the following question: how are constituted the lesbianisms in the selected tumblrs? For this essay, were elected four tumblrs with interest in lesbianisms for analysis: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife and n-surte-sorria. In accordance with the poststructuralist perspective, the approach was theoretical and methodological, comprising studies of Foucault, Visual Culture studies and remaining in accordance with the ideas of Judith Butler and Beatriz Preciado, mainly their works about gender, sex and sexuality. The emphasis was on the images shared in these pages. By the contact with the tumblrs, were elected three analytical instances: body, love and lesbian sex. Based on the writings of Foucault and of Visual Culture studies, it was realized that the images were produced by discourses and, in this process, they produced ways of being lesbian, effecting Cultural Pedagogies. Sometimes, the lesbianisms approached the heteronormative ideal – and sometimes they diverged –, as well as they corresponded to gender performativity (or not). However, in this process they deconstructed beliefs and discourses on gender, sex and sexuality in the analyzed tumblrs.
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O que podem fazer duas vulvas : lesbianidades no Tumblr

Batista, Daniela Conegatti January 2015 (has links)
A presente dissertação teve como tema as lesbianidades no espaço da web. Assumido o lugar de importância que as mídias e redes sociais têm alcançado na contemporaneidade, optou-se pelo tumblr como lugar de análise. Assim, esta pesquisa foi guiada pela seguinte questão: como se constituem as lesbianidades nos tumblrs selecionados? Para a pesquisa, foram escolhidos quatro tumblrs com interesse nas lesbianidades: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife e n-surtesorria. Em acordo com a perspectiva pós-estruturalista, a abordagem foi teóricometodológica, compreendendo os estudos foucaultianos, estudos da Cultura Visual e permanecendo na esteira do pensamento de Judith Butler e Beatriz Preciado, principalmente seus escritos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade. O enfoque recaiu sobre as imagens compartilhadas nestas páginas. A partir do contato com os tumblrs, foram eleitas três instâncias de análise: corpo, amor e sexo lésbico. Com base nos escritos de Foucault e nos estudos da Cultura Visual, as imagens foram analisadas enquanto produto de discursos e, neste processo, tais imagens produziram modos de ser lésbica, exercendo Pedagogias Culturais. Por vezes as lesbianidades aproximaram-se do ideal heteronormativo – e por vezes afastaram-se –, assim como corresponderam à performatividade de gênero (ou não). Contudo, neste processo, desconstruíram verdades e discursos sobre gênero, sexo e sexualidade nos tumblrs analisados. / The theme of this essay is lesbianisms on the web. Realized the importance that social media has reached in the contemporary world, we chose tumblr as place of analisys. Thus, this essay was guided by the following question: how are constituted the lesbianisms in the selected tumblrs? For this essay, were elected four tumblrs with interest in lesbianisms for analysis: love-my-girlfriend, lovee-fuck-you, butchlife and n-surte-sorria. In accordance with the poststructuralist perspective, the approach was theoretical and methodological, comprising studies of Foucault, Visual Culture studies and remaining in accordance with the ideas of Judith Butler and Beatriz Preciado, mainly their works about gender, sex and sexuality. The emphasis was on the images shared in these pages. By the contact with the tumblrs, were elected three analytical instances: body, love and lesbian sex. Based on the writings of Foucault and of Visual Culture studies, it was realized that the images were produced by discourses and, in this process, they produced ways of being lesbian, effecting Cultural Pedagogies. Sometimes, the lesbianisms approached the heteronormative ideal – and sometimes they diverged –, as well as they corresponded to gender performativity (or not). However, in this process they deconstructed beliefs and discourses on gender, sex and sexuality in the analyzed tumblrs.
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Barriers to Help Seeking for Lesbian Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Lovett, Maria Joanne 01 January 2015 (has links)
Lesbian intimate partner violence (IPV) is an understudied social and psychological problem in the United States. The purpose of this qualitative, comparative study was to understand any barriers of help-seeking behaviors for victims of lesbian IPV. The literature on lesbian IPV has not included the perspectives of both service provider and support person on why these barriers persist. Normative resource theory and the barriers model informed the study. Interviews were conducted with a sample of 8 providers and 5 support persons. Interviews were then transcribed and coded. The 7 themes that emerged among these 13 participants were an unawareness on how to get help, inability on the part of the victim to recognize abuse, lack of acknowledgement of abuse in the community, inadequate specialized training and policies to work with the lesbian community, no assurance of safety at the shelter, fear of disclosure of sexual orientation, and no confidence with system or service agency. All of these themes were identified as contributing factors that deterred lesbian IPV victims from seeking help. Although the findings are representative of a small sample, these findings can initiate positive social change by informing interventions which can bridge the gap between the lesbian IPV victim and the support services she needs.
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An assessment of the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons as perceived by the faculty, staff and administration at Texas A&M University

Noack, Kerry Wayne 15 November 2004 (has links)
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the current campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons at Texas A&M University as perceived by the faculty, professional staff, and administration at the institution. Specifically, the study looked at differences in perceptions and behaviors based on university position, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, age, and interaction with members of the sexual orientation minority. The population for the survey consisted of 5,863 individuals at Texas A&M University, including 513 administrators, 1,992 faculty members, and 3,358 professional staff members. Based on the work of Krejcie and Morgan, a random sample of each of the three employment categories was taken, which resulted in a sample of 1,020 individuals. The survey instrument used was the Assessment of Campus Climate for Underrepresented Groups, developed by Susan R. Rankin, Ph.D. A selected group of questions from the survey were analyzed in order to conduct this research. The usable response rate was 47.9%. Overall, the data supported the finding that the University does not provide a campus environment that is welcoming to all members of the community, especially those individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Several statistically significant differences were found to exist among the positions of the participants, as well as race/ethnicity, age, gender and sexual identity. The research also confirmed that an individual's attitudes and behaviors toward gay men, lesbians, bisexual men and women or transgender persons were influenced in a positive manner in relation to the frequency of contact that the person had previously had with members of this population. When compared to the norms established by a similar study across the United States, Texas A&M University was found to have a more negative campus climate. Implications for practice suggest ways in which the university can work toward improving the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Among the suggestions are the development of new policies that create a more supportive environment and new programs to serve the needs of the sexual orientation minority and to educate the campus community. Suggestions for future research are also discussed.

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