ERIC Number: EJ759733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 81
Positioning Queer in Adult Education: Intervening in Politics and Praxis in North America
Grace, Andre P.; Hill, Robert J.
Studies in the Education of Adults, v36 n2 p167-189 Aut 2004
In this paper we provide a North American perspective as we explore the formation and comprehension of queer knowledge in adult education and in larger sociocultural contexts. We consider the need to position queer in adult education mindful of how queer is historically and currently positioned in culture and society. In doing so, we articulate queer--a term representing our spectral community that incorporates a diversity of sex, sexual, and gender differences--and queerness: our ways of being, believing, desiring, becoming, belonging, and acting in life-and-learning spaces. Then we turn to queer history and queer studies to investigate queer knowledge as fugitive knowledge integral and informative to our project to transgress the social and reconstitute the cultural in adult education as a field of study and practice. We locate queer knowledge as an antecedent to queer praxis, and focus on inclusive queer praxis as a transgressive practice-expression-reflection dynamic and a site of transformative learning.
Descriptors: North Americans, Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Homosexuality, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Bias, Gender Differences, Social Science Research, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America; United States