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dc.contributor.supervisorBlake, Sheri (City Planning)en
dc.contributor.authorBorbridge, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-03T15:50:40Z
dc.date.available2008-01-03T15:50:40Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-03T15:50:40Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/2973
dc.description.abstractA case study of Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood examines the cultural, structural, economic and political impacts of a glbtt (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited) community and a gay urban village on its city. This work also queries the role of municipal government in the regulation and maintenance of the social composition and identity of a neighbourhood. Finally, the future of gay urban villages is discussed as their role in promoting solidarity and safety transitions toward a commercial and nodal one. This research involved three local key informant interviews and nine community residents who participated as photographers in a community visual analysis. Results unveiled a neighbourhood intrinsically well suited to serving a transient gay male community with an increasing dispersion of the identifying demographic. For the foreseeable future the significance of the Davie Village in the socio-sexual landscape of Vancouver appears secure through the nodal nature of gay retail, bars and services, reinforced by business interests. As an urban typology supporting a comparatively young glbtt culture, the gay urban village plays a unique role in the city, providing spaces of experimentation and invention — a stage for new systems of cultural (ex)change to emerge.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjecturban villageen
dc.subjectgayen
dc.subjectWest Enden
dc.subjectphotographyen
dc.subjectmetaspaceen
dc.subjectneighbourhood changeen
dc.subjecturban designen
dc.subjectVancouveren
dc.titleSexuality and the city: exploring gaybourhoods and the urban village form in Vancouver, BC.en
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCity Planningen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMilgrom, Richard (City Planning) Millward, Liz (Women's Studies)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of City Planning (M.C.P.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2007en


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