A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling: Status Quo or Status Queer?

A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling: Status Quo or Status Queer?

by Eric Rofes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742541940

ISBN-13: 9780742541948

Pub. Date: 04/06/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling: Status Quo or Status Queer? offers a startling and original critique of unexamined assumptions and liberal notions about sexuality and education in the United States. Professor and long-time community activist Eric Rofes argues that liberal approaches to gay issues and public schooling are inherently doomed to

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A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling: Status Quo or Status Queer? offers a startling and original critique of unexamined assumptions and liberal notions about sexuality and education in the United States. Professor and long-time community activist Eric Rofes argues that liberal approaches to gay issues and public schooling are inherently doomed to fail and that a radical approach is needed that addresses core issues of power in education in a meaningful way. Tackling issues ranging from anti-gay harassment in school to children's literature on gay themes, gender performances of teachers to HIV education, graduate school programs in education to gay men's sexual cultures, Rofes presents a compelling argument for the creation of a second generation of activism focused on queers, schools, and education, one that truly empowers young people and educators and one that has the potential to truly transform power relations in our nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541948
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/06/2005
Series:
Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Beyond the Bruising Sites of Boyhood Chapter 2 Candy from Strangers: Queer Teachers and the (Im)Moral Development of Children Chapter 3 Rethinking Anti-Gay Harassment in Schools Chapter 4 Innocence, Perversion, and Heather's Two Mommies Chapter 5 Queers, Education Schools, and Sex Panic Chapter 6 Bound and Gagged: Sexual Silences, Gender Conformity, and the Gay Male Teacher Chapter 7 Desires as Defiance: Transgressions, Risk Taking, and Resistance to Safe-Sex Education Chapter 8 Toward a Radical Rethinking of Education, Schooling, and Sexuality

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