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ERIC Number: EJ835271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Ambiguities around Sexuality: An Approach to Understanding Harassment and Bullying of Young People in British Schools
Trotter, Joy
Journal of LGBT Youth, v6 n1 p7-23 Jan 2009
This article is based on a small study undertaken in 2001, which examined the experiences of and responses to sexual harassment and bullying adopted by different professionals (teachers, education social workers, youth workers and a school nurse) and by young people (12 to 25-year-olds). It draws together some of the literature relating to young people and sexuality, the main results and themes of the study, and ideas about ambiguity around sexuality in British secondary schools. The author explores six key themes: language, bullying, sex education, compulsory heterosexuality, visibility/invisibility and ambiguity. Applying Mary Douglas' notions of pollution and danger, the author shows how they provide a new perspective for understanding the harassment and bullying of young women and men, offering an explanation for the ambiguities and dissonance that professionals and young people experience in relation to violence in their schools. (Contains 3 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom