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Political Science Canadian

Queering Representation

LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada

edited by Manon Tremblay

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Category
Canadian, General, NON-CLASSIFIABLE, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774861816
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $89.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774861847
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774861823
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

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 professor of political science at the University of Ottawa.

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Editorial Reviews

The authors do a great job of maintaining a balanced approach while engaging many seldom-explored issues. They force the reader to abandon their assumptions by examining the data and problematizing the issues raised by LGBTQ voters and representatives without reaching beyond the scope of the book.

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