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ERIC Number: EJ1137277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0332 3315
Homonationalism in Teacher Education--Productions of Schools as Heteronormative National Places
Reimers, Eva
Irish Educational Studies, v36 n1 p91-105 2017
The paper interrogates how teacher education and schools are produced as places for simultaneous and intertwined norms of nationality and norms of sexuality. Drawing on data from observations at a Swedish teacher training programme, the concepts of banal nationalism, homonationalism, and precarity are used in order to discuss productions of sexual, national, and cultural subjects. The analysis indicates that homonationalism in education produces "tolerable" queers together with "intolerant" migrants. In this way Sweden is produced as a homonormative nation in opposition to nations and subjects that are considered "other". The concluding section suggests using investigations of homonationalism as a tool in teacher education in order to bring about more inclusive schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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