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  • Stonewall Riots Presentation

    1. 1. Coming Out Together: An Analysis of the Stonewall Riots Using Ideological Criticism By: Melinda O’Cañas
    2. 2. Oppression
    3. 3. Importance of this study
    4. 4. Literature Review
    5. 5. Literature Review • David Carter’s Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution
    6. 6. Literature Review • David Carter’s Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution • “...led to the inclusion of sexual orientation as a protected category in the civil and human rights movement” (267).
    7. 7. Literature Review • David Carter’s Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution • “...led to the inclusion of sexual orientation as a protected category in the civil and human rights movement” (267). • Political change with the birth of gay liberation movement.
    8. 8. • Martin Duberman’s Stonewall
    9. 9. • Martin Duberman’s Stonewall • Full story in vivid detail through the stories of 6 individuals
    10. 10. • Martin Duberman’s Stonewall • Full story in vivid detail through the stories of 6 individuals • “...the word resonates with images of insurgency and self- realization and occupies a central place in the iconography of gay & lesbian awareness” (14).
    11. 11. • Jennifer Smith’s The Gay Rights Movement
    12. 12. • Jennifer Smith’s The Gay Rights Movement • Society is still looked at as a sexually segregated community
    13. 13. • Jennifer Smith’s The Gay Rights Movement • Society is still looked at as a sexually segregated community • “...we hope that gay power will become a call for sexual integration and that the young activists will read, study, and make themselves acquainted with all the facts...” (66).
    14. 14. Ideological Criticism • Set of ideas that organize a group or society’s understanding of reality or code of meanings that shape how a group of people sees the world - Stuart Hall
    15. 15. Analysis
    16. 16. Analysis • Theoretical Approach: Postmoderism
    17. 17. Analysis • Theoretical Approach: Postmoderism • Postmodern theories based on notion that our culture has moved into a new phase
    18. 18. Analysis • Theoretical Approach: Postmoderism • Postmodern theories based on notion that our culture has moved into a new phase • Stonewall Riots represents how our society has shaped our culture; the source of progress leading to a new phase.
    19. 19. Conclusion
    20. 20. Conclusion • Gain gay civil & human rights through acts of creating symbolic meaning
    21. 21. Conclusion • Gain gay civil & human rights through acts of creating symbolic meaning • Events have shaped where were are today as a society
    22. 22. Conclusion • Gain gay civil & human rights through acts of creating symbolic meaning • Events have shaped where were are today as a society • Looking back 40 years ago

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