Journal article

Accounting for Space, Place and Identity: GLBTIQ Young Adults' Experiences and Understandings of Unwanted Sexual Attention in Clubs and Pubs

B Fileborn

Critical Criminology | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2014


This article considers the role of space, place and identity in influencing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) young adults' experiences of unwanted sexual attention in licensed venues. It is argued in this article that the roles of space, place and identity are largely absent from theoretical understandings of sexual violence. Gender-based accounts of sexual violence, while important, are unable to fully account for sexual violence that is perpetrated within and against GLBTIQ communities. Drawing on data obtained through a mixed-methods study, in the first half of the article I establish the manner in which GLBTIQ young adults' unique relationship ..

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