Troubling Intersections Of Race And Sexuality

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In recent years, researchers have considerably expanded our understanding of the experiences of students of color and of students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (ie. Queer). They have provided us with rich resources for addressing racism and heterosexism, however few have examined the unique experiences of students who are both queer and of color; and few have examined the heterosexist or white-centered nature of anti-racist or anti-heterosexist education (respectively). What of the students and educators who live and teach at the intersection of race and sexuality? By combining autobiographical accounts with qualitative and quantitative research on queer students of different racial backgrounds, these essays not only trouble the ways we think about the intersections of race and sexuality, they also offer theoretical insights and educational strategies to educators committed to bringing about change.

Author Biography: Kevin K. Kumashiro is assistant professor of education at Bates College.

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from the Foreword by Didi Khayatt
This is a critical anthology that stands as the first of its kind in that it deals with queer youths of color in articles written by, for, and about these young people within the context of education.
Nineteen essays examine the relations between race and sexuality, developing the theories of each and offering educational strategies for promoting change. Featuring autobiographical accounts, qualitative research, and quantitative studies, this collection brings attention to the experiences of queer students from a variety of racial backgrounds. Topics include objectification, fitting in, negotiated identities, community efforts, multicultural education, anti-oppression strategies, feminism, and anti-racist pedagogy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742501904
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexuality Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,527,168
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Queer Students of Color and Antiracist, Antiheterosexist Education: Paradoxes of Identity and Activism 1
Pt. I Identities and Cultures 27
2 Eres Maricon? Por "Eladio" 31
3 To Be Objectified 33
4 When Fitting In Isn't an Option, or, Why Black Queer Males at a California High School Stay Away from Project 10 37
5 An Interview with Dena Underwood 55
6 Chosen 61
7 Where Have All the Queer Students of Color Gone? Negotiated Identity of Queer Chicana/o Students 67
8 GAM4GWM 81
9 Where I Am Today 83
10 Undressing the Normal: Community Efforts for Queer Asian and Asian American Youth 87
11 An Interview with Quincy Greene 105
12 "There Are No Gay Koreans" 109
13 Adolescent Sexual Orientation, Race and Ethnicity, and School Environments: A National Study of Sexual Minority Youth of Color 113
14 First Nations, Queer and Education 131
15 Gray Boy, Rainbow Man 135
Pt. II Antiracist, Antiheterosexist Education 139
16 Narratives of Hybridity and the Challenge to Multicultural Education 141
17 Systemic Anti-Oppression Strategies for School Counselors as Allies Advocating for Queer Children, Youth, and Families of Multiracial Experience 163
18 Race and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Feminist Teacher Education 179
19 "If I Teach about These Issues They Will Burn Down My House": The Possibilities and Tensions of Queered, Antiracist Pedagogy 195
Index 215
About the Contributors 223
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