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Sexualities in Education

A Reader


Erica Meiners and Therese Quinn

This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013.
With germinal texts, new writings, and related art, Sexualities in Education: A Reader illuminates a broad scope of analysis and organization. Composed of a framing essay and nine sections edited by established and emerging scholars and addressing critical topics for researchers and students of sexualities and education, the text provides a timely overview of sexualities considered through a variety of educational lenses and theoretical frameworks. Threads woven throughout include visual, literary, and performing arts; youth perspectives; and an emphasis on justice work in education. The volume provides entry points for students and practitioners at a range of levels. Research-based articles, essays, interviews, poetry and ready-to-reproduce visual materials from the Americas, Europe, and Asia are linked to a resource section to facilitate deep learning, on-going investigation, and informed action.
Contents: Therese Quinn/Erica R. Meiners: Introduction: Love, Labor, and Learning: Yours in the Struggle – Connie E. North: Introduction: Bending the Terrain: Queer and Justice Issues Infiltrate the Education Map – Elizabeth J. Meyer: From Here to Queer: Mapping Sexualities in Education – Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: Sweatshop-Produced Rainbow Flags and Participatory Patriarchy: Why the Gay Rights Movement Is a Sham – Jessica Fields: Differences and Divisions: Social Inequality in Sex Education Debates and Policies – Mel Michelle Lewis: Pedagogy and the Sista’ Professor: Teaching Black Queer Feminist Studies through the Self – Lucy Bailey/Karen Graves: Introduction: Society Can Only Be as Free and Open as Its Schools – Jackie M. Blount: How Sweet It Is! – Catherine A. Lugg: The Religious Right and Public Education: The Paranoid Politics of Homophobia – Warren J. Blumenfeld: «We’re Here and We’re Fabulous»: Contemporary U.S.-American LGBT Youth Activism – Isabel Nuñez: Introduction: Teaching as Whole Self – Carolyn Pajor Ford: White Trash: Manifesting the Bisexual – Becky Atkinson: Apple Jumper, Teacher Babe, and Bland Uniformer Teachers: Fashioning Feminine Teacher Bodies – Eric Rofes: Bound and Gagged: Sexual Silences, Gender Conformity, and the Gay Male Teacher – Jane Gallop: Knot a Love Story – Coya Paz Brownrigg: Paper Machete – Darla Linville: Introduction: Schooling Students in Gender and Sexuality Expectations – Erica M. Boas: Walking the Line: Teaching, Being, and Thinking Sexuality in Elementary School – C.J. Pascoe: Becoming Mr. Cougar: Institutionalizing Heterosexuality and Homophobia at River High – Kathleen O. Elliott: The Right Way to Be Gay: How School Structures Sexual Inequality – Darla Linville: Virtual, Welcoming, Queer, School Community: An Interview with Dave Glick – Jillian Ford: Introduction: Realidadesrealities, Palabraswords, yand Estudiosstudies: LGBTQIQ Youth in Schools – Anneliese A. Singh/Ken Jackson: Queer and Transgender Youth: Education and Liberation in Our Schools – Jane Bryan Meek: «Being Queer Is the Luckiest Thing»: Investigating a New Generation’s Use of Queer within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Groups – Sandra J. Schmidt: Let Me in! The Impact of the Discourse of Impossibility on Research and Curricular (Re)formation – Jukka Lehtonen: Introduction: Crossing Borders – Diane Richardson: Citizenship and Sexuality: What Do We Mean by «Citizenship»? – Roland Sintos Coloma: What’s Queer Got to Do with It? Interrogating Nationalism and Imperialism – Jay Poole/C.P. Gause: Under Construction: Sexualities in Rural Spaces – Peter Dankmeijer: LGBT, to Be or Not to Be? Education about Sexual Preferences and Gender Identities Worldwide – Irina Schmitt: Sexuality, Secularism, and the Nation - Reading Swedish School Policies – Silja Rajander/Phal Sophat: Drama Performances Address Stigma, Discrimination of MSM and HIV/AIDS Prevention – Jukka Lehtonen: Yogyakarta Principles - For the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People – Karyn Sandlos: Introduction: Another Telling Representational Effect – Deborah P. Britzman: Queer Pedagogy and Its Strange Techniques – Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco: Making the AIDS Ghostwriters Visible – Brian Casemore: «A Different Idea» in the Sex Education Curriculum: Thinking Through the Emotional Experience of Sexuality – Eve Sedgwick: Christmas Effects – Lauren Berlant: Feel Tank – Angel Rubiel Gonzalez: Introduction: Educating to Affirm Life: Sexuality, Politics, and Education – Sam Finkelstein/Lucky Mosqueda/Adrian