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ERIC Number: EJ979210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
"The Silence Itself Is Enough of a Statement": The Day of Silence and LGBTQ Awareness Raising
Woolley, Susan W.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v43 n3 p271-288 Sep 2012
This ethnographic study of a high school gay-straight alliance club examines unintended consequences of silence during the Day of Silence, a day of action aimed at addressing anti-LGBTQ bias in schools. While this strategy calls for students to engage in intentional silences to raise awareness of anti-LGBTQ bias, it does not necessarily lead others to address harassment or silences around gender and sexuality. Rather, silence makes students more defenseless in the face of verbal harassment. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California