publication . Doctoral thesis . 2018

A Life of Otherness: Identity Negotiation, Family Relationships, and Community Experiences among LGBQ Armenians in Los Angeles

Aroush, Rosie Vartyter;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Diaspora as a permanent phenomenon and Los Angeles as host to one of the largest and most heterogeneous Armenian diasporic communities provide a fascinating backdrop for an expansive illustration on identity negotiation, family relations, and community networks. Identity as a marker cannot be compartmentalized; parts of oneself are not divided into segments, but rather experienced as a complete whole made up of many ingredients. What happens when people are not encouraged to accept their personal identity in all its diversity? What choices are made when one ingredient of their identity conflicts with another? This study discusses the struggles endured and strate...
free text keywords: Near Eastern studies, Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Armenian, Diaspora, LGBTQ, Los Angeles, Queer, Sexuality
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