Unnormalizing Education: Addressing Homophobia in Higher Education and K-12 Schools (BOK)

Joseph R. Jones

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Recently, with the number of students from higher education and K-12 settings committing suicide, it is apparent that homophobia and homophobic bullying are tremendous problems in our schools and universities. However, educators are unclear about an appropriate process for addressing these challenges. In this book, Jones postulates that we must begin exploring the culture of educational environments as they relate to sexual difference, in order to begin conceptualizing ways in which we may begin to address homophobia and heteronormativity. To that end, this book addresses how educators (at all levels) must begin examining how their concepts about different sexual identities are "normalized" through socializing processes and schooling. In doing so, this book examines how individuals construct meanings about homophobia and hate language through "contextual oppositions, " how educational environments maintain a "false tolerance" when claiming to be tolerant of different sexual identities, how a hierarchy of hate language exists in educational environments, among other issues related to creating safe places for all students. In essence, the book attempts to "un"normalize society's constructions of sexual identity by deconstructing the social norms.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Joseph R. Jones
Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9781623967079
Antall sider 82 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 0,6cm
Vekt 294 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social discrimination & inequality, Sociology: sexual relations, Education: care & counselling of students