Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
English Language and Literature
In this research, I will analyze the ongoing online discussion about whether or not asexuality "can" or "should" be considered "queer enough" to be included in queer spaces. By combining research based in both discourse analysis and queer theory, this paper offers a unique view not only of asexuality's status in contemporary culture, but also of the way language is used to make statements about who belongs and who doesn't, particularly in online spaces. This work will further explore how ideologies affect the formation of, and discourse between, different groups (van Dijk 2006b: 733-734).
Canning, Dominique A., "Asexuality and Boundaries in Online Discourse" (2016). Senior Honors Theses & Projects. 468.