ERIC Number: EJ1068494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
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Reference Count: 46
Examining Queer Elements and Ideologies in LGBT-Themed Literature: What Queer Literature Can Offer Young Adult Readers
Blackburn, Mollie V.; Clark, Caroline T.; Nemeth, Emily A.
Journal of Literacy Research, v47 n1 p11-48 Mar 2015
This paper retrospectively examines a collection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT)-themed books discussed by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) and ally students and teachers across 3 years of an out-of-school reading group. Through a textual content analysis of a sub-set of these books, we examine what queer literature looks like, identifying qualities it shares, and considering particular resources and possibilities it offers readers that are distinct from the broader category of LGBT-themed literature.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Books, Content Analysis, Social Attitudes, Young Adults, Identification (Psychology), Developmental Stages, Gender Issues, Adolescent Literature
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