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ERIC Number: EJ867544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Discrimination, Performance and Recuperation: How Teachers and Pupils Challenge and Recover Discourses of Sexualities in Schools
Nixon, David
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n2 p145-151 Feb 2010
This article seeks to examine the ways in which a heteronormative discourse dominates the practice and policies of schools in respect of sexualities. Such heteronormativity produces discrimination both direct and indirect against those who fall outside a narrow descriptive band. However, there is increasing evidence of teachers, trainees and pupils who desire to "do sexuality" differently, by performatively reinscribing their non-heterosexuality. The response of the dominant discourse is to reassert its control, closing down such performance and re-emphasising old normativities. However, in this complex and messy expression of sexualities in schools identities are changed for all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom