Teaching Positions Knowledge of Bodies: Queer Theory in Education

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Theoretical studies in curriculum have begun to move into cultural studies—one vibrant and increasingly visible sector of which is queer theory. Queer Theory in Education brings together the most prominent and promising scholars in the field of education—primarily but not exclusively in curriculum—in the first volume on queer theory in education. In his perceptive introduction, the editor outlines queer theory as it is emerging in the field of education, its significance for all scholars and teachers, and its relation to queer theory in literacy theory and more generally, in the humanities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Constructing Knowledge: Educational Research and Gay and Lesbian Studies 49
Ch. 2 A Generational and Theoretical Analysis of Culture and Male (Homo) Sexuality 73
Ch. 3 Who Am I? Gay Identity and a Democratic Politics of the Self 107
Ch. 4 Remember When All the Cars Were Fords and All the Lesbians Were Women? Some Notes on Identity, Mobility, and Capital 121
Ch. 5 Queering/Querying Pedagogy? Or, Pedagogy Is a Pretty Queer Thing 141
Ch. 6 Queer Texts and Performativity: Zora, Rap, and Community 157
Ch. 7 (Queer) Youth as Political and Pedagogical 173
Ch. 8 Appropriating Queerness: Hollywood Sanitation 187
Ch. 9 Telling Tales of Surprise 197
Ch. 10 Understanding Curriculum as Gender Text: Notes on Reproduction, Resistance, and Male-Male Relations 221
Ch. 11 From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: On Finding Oneself in Educational Research 245
Ch. 12 Carnal Knowledge: Re-Searching (through) the Sexual Body 251
Ch. 13 Unresting the Curriculum: Queer Projects, Queer Imaginings 275
Ch. 14 Queering the Gaze 287
Ch. 15 Fantasizing Women in the Women's Studies Classroom: Toward a Symptomatic Reading of Negation 299
Ch. 16 On Some Psychical Consequences of AIDS Education 321
Ch. 17 We "Were Already Ticking and Didn't Even Know" [It]: Early AIDS Works 337
Ch. 18 Of Mad Men Who Practice Invention to the Brink of Intelligibility 349
Ch. 19 Autobiography as a Queer Curriculum Practice 365
About the Contributors 375
Author Index 379
Subject Index 387
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