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ERIC Number: EJ1258579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Isn't This Just about Lesbians? Teaching Hegemonic Geographies of Sexualities and Genders Here and Now
Browne, Kath
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v44 n2 p203-216 2020
While feminist and queer pedagogic literatures can celebrate the inclusion of "other lives", and the successes of their endeavours, this paper seeks to focus on the "here" and everyday hegemonies of heterosexualities and masculinities and the "failings" inherent to teaching practices. When engaging Irish and UK students in learning about geographies of genders and sexualities teaching about hegemonies seeks to perform a political pedagogy of questioning privilege from our positionings. The teaching that I discuss is informed by student and popular presumptions about places such as Ireland and the UK as "sorted" and, indeed, "leaders" in terms of progress about sexualities (and gender identities). Such presumptions not only create specific geopolitical regimes, but have specific classroom manifestations. In this paper, I reflect on my presumed "outness" and deliberate non-namings in shared/communal spaces, extending the discussion of "here" to include how personal-institutional-national nexus create, and are created by, teaching spaces. Thus, the paper explores diverse possibilities for teaching social difference and how pedagogies are always geographically created.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom
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