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ERIC Number: EJ781594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Photography in Pink Classrooms
Ashburn, Liz
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v26 n1 p31-38 Feb 2007
The teaching of photography provides many opportunities to attack the assumption of universal heterosexuality, which is central to our society, in order to provide space for other sexualities such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. This article is based on many years of lecturing in art schools and focuses on the classroom teaching of photography. It offers four perspectives for the expression of sexuality and possible change through the opening up of the curriculum to allow the inclusion of homosexual and queer art in the cultural capital of society; strategies to oppose heteronormativity; ways of treating students in the classroom in order to gain social justice in regard to sexual preference and finally the social benefits to all when heteronormativity is replaced with more equitable understandings, which could lead to a more inclusive community.
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Language: English
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