The Cultural Functions and Social Potential of Queer Monuments: A Preliminary Inventory and Analysis

@article{Orangias2017TheCF,
  title={The Cultural Functions and Social Potential of Queer Monuments: A Preliminary Inventory and Analysis},
  author={Joseph Orangias and Jeannie Simms and Sloane French},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2017},
  volume={65},
  pages={705 - 726}
}
ABSTRACT Public monuments function as cultural agents, reifying dominant public narratives or fostering change. Either way, their representation of people and events intervene in public discourse and contribute to cultural, economic, political, and social environments. Queer monuments, defined here as heritage sites that honor gender and sexual minorities, represent communities that have often been excised in dominant public narratives. This article provides a preliminary global inventory of… Expand
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