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Queer Studies and Education

Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools

A Global Perspective

Editors: Francis, Dennis A., Kjaran, Jón Ingvar, Lehtonen, Jukka (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a critical gap in the scholarship of schooling and heterosexism and queer activism in schools
  • Explores opportunities for collaboration between schools and Queer Social Movements that enables anti-heterosexism work in schools
  • Contributors utilize a mix of research methods, including ethnography, adding an important missing piece in the current scholarship
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This book brings together leading scholars researching the field of gender, sexuality, schooling, queer activism, and social movements within different cultural contexts. With contributions from more than fifteen countries, the chapters bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender and sexuality studies, education, and social movements in the Global North and South. The book draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions offering rich and multidisciplinary essays from scholars and activists in the field focusing on outreach work of QSM (Queer Social Movements) in schools, queer activism in educational settings, and the role of QSMs in supporting and informing queer youth.

About the authors

Dennis A. Francis is Professor of Sociology at Stellenbosch University and former Dean of Education at University of the Free State, South Africa.

Jón Ingvar Kjaran is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Iceland.

Jukka Lehtonen is Senior Researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Reviews

“This book analyzes the difficulties faced by educators in developing education practice that promotes the value of sexual diversity, unsettles heteronormativity, and effectively challenges homophobic and transphobic bullying. Its chapters relate experiences in very different national contexts, exploring the possibilities for a transformative alliance between queer activism and schools that might open pathways toward a possible utopia: that of inclusion and celebration of sexual diversity within and beyond classrooms.”
María Victoria Carrera-Fernández, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Vigo, Spain, and co-author of Educación Sexual: De la Teoría a la Práctica (2009) “This impressive collection of intersectional essays draws on country-specific examples, including countries where being LGBTIQ is still illegal, to examine the spaces of hope and possibility that can occur when schools and queer social movements connect. This is a timely and important collection that foregrounds global and intersectional perspectives that will be of immense value to researchers, educators, and activists who are committed to advocacy, resistance, and social justice.”
Kristopher Wells, Canada Research Chair for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University, Canada, and co-editor of Journal of LGBT Youth

"This book lives up to the promise of the title! The editors have brought together a highly diverse group of researchers working in global contexts which are too often overlooked in the field of queer theory and education. It is great to see these pieces assembled in one volume; this indicates the strength and breadth of scholarship in this area. People interested in how queer ideas travel in education and social movements will benefit from reading this collection."
Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor, Australian National University, associate-editor of Sex Education, and co-editor of the The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education (2017)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Synergistic Potential of the Outreach Work and Activism of Queer Social Movements and Schools

    Pages 1-14

    Francis, Dennis A. (et al.)

  • Educational Outreach Work in Nordic Countries: Challenges, Tensions, and Contradictions for Queering Schools and Teaching About Sexual and Gender Diversity

    Pages 15-37

    Kjaran, Jón Ingvar (et al.)

  • Embodying Responsibility? Understanding Educators’ Engagement in Queer Educational Justice Work in Schools

    Pages 39-63

    Schmitt, Irina

  • Challenges to LGBTI Inclusive Education and Queer Activism in Taiwan

    Pages 65-92

    Yang, Chia-Ling

  • The Sexual Diversity Pastoral Care Group and the Catholic Schools in Chile: An Attempt to Confront Heteronormativity in School Spaces

    Pages 93-115

    Astudillo Lizama, Pablo (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-41609-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Dennis A. Francis
  • Jón Ingvar Kjaran
  • Jukka Lehtonen
Series Title
Queer Studies and Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41610-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41610-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41609-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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