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Title: A “queer” manifesto of interventions for libraries to “come out” of the closet! A study of “queer” youth experiences during the coming out process
Authors: Mehra, Bharat
Braquet, Donna
Keywords: Library and information science
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Mehra, B. & Braquet, D. (2006). A “queer” manifesto of interventions for libraries to “come out” of the closet! A study of “queer” youth experiences during the coming out process. Library and Information Science Research E-Journal, 16(1), 1-29. https://dx.doi.org/10.32655/LIBRES.2006.1.2
Journal: Library and Information Science Research E-Journal 
Abstract: Based on qualitative analysis of data gathered during in-depth narrative interviews and informal discussions about “queer” youth experiences with twenty-one “queer” individuals, this paper presents a “queer” manifesto of library interventions in support of “queer” youth during various phases of the coming out process. Important characteristics of coming out are discussed, especially as a life-long process for “queer” individuals to acknowledge their sexuality and share that awareness with others. Significant concerns and challenges faced by “queer” youth during different phases in their coming out experiences provide a context for the identification of library interventions that reflect (and require) extending traditional library functions of information provision as well as fulfilling non-traditional expectations that include proactive social justice efforts for libraries to come out of the closet in support of “queer” youth.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/152619
ISSN: 1058-6768
DOI: 10.32655/LIBRES.2006.1.2
Rights: © 2006 Bharat Mehra and Donna Braquet. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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