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Resistance training: redesigning the North American fitness club to challenge dominant narratives of sex, gender, and sexuality

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dc.contributor.supervisor Close, Susan (Interior Design) Beaverford, Kelley (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Allan, Corrie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-19T15:52:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-19T15:52:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30233
dc.description.abstract North American building design is predicated on the notion that there are only two sexes, genders, and sexualities. With the former presumed to be the biological determinant of the latter, male and female are constructed as anatomical, behavioural, and aesthetic opposites. Queer theory and gender studies literature, however, articulate embodiments, expressions and desires that are neither binary nor fixed. This design seeks to acknowledge these alternative inhabitations by appropriating an elite Winnipeg building, the Manitoba Club, for use as a gender diverse fitness club. Exploring concepts of the body, queer space, and deconstruction, this practicum design questions the dominance of binary discourses. en_US
dc.subject Sex en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Sexuality en_US
dc.subject Fitness en_US
dc.subject Bodies en_US
dc.subject Queer Space en_US
dc.subject Deconstruction en_US
dc.subject Manitoba Club en_US
dc.subject Interior Design en_US
dc.title Resistance training: redesigning the North American fitness club to challenge dominant narratives of sex, gender, and sexuality en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Landrum, Lisa (Architecture) Crowe, Roewan (Women's and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2015 en_US


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