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ERIC Number: EJ835268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Invisible Difference in Space: The Role of Different Spaces in Homophobic Bullying in Schools
Roberts, Bill
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n3 p11-33 Jul 2008
This small-scale piece of research was undertaken to examine, retrospectively, the experiences of 10 men, ages 27 through 53, in terms of what constitutes and influences homophobic bullying in the private and state school contexts in the United Kingdom. Using standpoint epistemology and a life histories method, the author investigates what is meant by homophobia and homophobic bullying; tries to identify why respondents think the bullying they suffered was homophobic in nature; and identifies and develops an understanding of the role different spaces play within school. Homophobic bullying has much to do with the intent to hurt that is contained within various "verbal spaces." Alongside this, physical spaces within a school environment, including the personal and social education classroom and changing rooms, play key roles in homophobic bullying. Pedagogic strategies and educational policies of intervention are suggested. (Contains 1 note and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom