ERIC Number: EJ1091127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: 23
What's the Place of Queer Theory in Studies of Gender, Sexuality, and Education on the Periphery?
Rasmussen, Mary Lou
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v38 n1 p73-84 2016
This article is an exploration of the problem of theorizing gender and sexuality of people who Raewyn Connell might describe as coming from the global periphery, but whose lives and futures are also enmeshed in the politics, policies, and pedagogies of the metropole. Elizabeth Povinelli has done extensive research on Indigenous people in the Belyuen in northern Australia. The author Rasmussen, read Povinelli and Connell together because they have both sought to problematize the proper objects of research on gender and sexualities. Both have also been critical of identity politics related to gender and sexuality. Both researchers also interrogate gender and sexuality in relation to settler colonialism. Finally, both Connell and Povinelli attend to the ways in which intimate relations are governed by political and economic discourses related to neoliberalism (Connell and Povinelli) and late liberalism (Povinelli).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Politics of Education, Indigenous Populations, Sexual Identity, Social Justice, Social Systems, Interviews, Neoliberalism, Land Settlement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia