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ERIC Number: ED531406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 316
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0672-9
Beyond Progress and Marginalization: LGBTQ Youth in Educational Contexts. Adolescent Cultures, School and Society. Volume 48
Bertram, Corrine C., Ed.; Crowley, M. Sue, Ed.; Massey, Sean G., Ed.
Peter Lang New York
Over time, two competing narratives have emerged to represent the experiences of LGBTQ youth, emphasizing either significant improvement or continued victimization and marginalization. This volume examines those conflicting narratives as they play out in educational settings, both formal and informal. Particular emphasis is placed on LGBTQ youths' own expressions and representations, revealing the extent to which both oppression and opportunity interact to influence their still-emergent identities. Coming of age at the tail end of the "culture wars", these young people are situated within layers of influence across family, peers, schools, communities, and media. The simultaneous, fluid contexts of opportunity and oppression that LGBTQ youth negotiate are highlighted throughout this book in the youths' own words, which often reveal a level of epistemological complexity that their elders would be wise to consider. Contents include: (1) Introduction (M. Sue Crowley/Corrine C. Bertram/Sean G. Massey); (2) "My Voice Is Being Heard": Exploring the Experiences of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth in Schools (Marjorie Cooper-Nicols/Lisa Bowleg); (3) The Roles of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Advisors in Public High Schools (Maria Valenti); (4) Becoming an Ally: Straight Friends of LGBTQ High School Students (Darla Linville/David Lee Carlson); (5) Attitudinal Ambivalence in the Developmental Contexts of LGB Adolescents (Sean G. Massey); (6) Aspirations, Inspirations, and Obstacles: LGBTQ Youth and Processes of Career Development (Jeneka Ann Joyce/Maya Elin O'Neil/Ellen Hawley McWhirter); (7) Thomas Scott Duke: Working with LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities: How Special Educators Can Reconceptualize CEC Standards (Jeneka Ann Joyce/Maya Elin O'Neil/Ellen Hawley McWhirter); (8) School for the Self: Examining the Role of Educational Settings in Identity Development among Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Male Youth of Color (Omar B. Jamil/Gary W. Harper); (9) Strategies for Building a Learning Environment of Inclusion and Acceptance for LGBTIQ Students (Kim A. Case/Heather Kanenberg/Stephen Erich); (10) Excavating LGBTQ Youth Knowledge from Liminal Spaces (Corrine C. Bertram: Telling Stories Out of Class); (11) Defining Themselves: LGBQS Youth Online (M. Sue Crowley); (12) Runners-Up: How Lesbian and Gay Sidekicks in Mainstream U.S. Cinema Can Influence Lesbian and Gay Youth and Those Who Work with Them (Diane R. Wiener/Christine M. Smith). [Foreword by David Kilmnick.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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