ERIC Number: EJ1216848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Object Lessons: Using Trans Porn in Class to Explore Gender Fluidity
Spieldenner, Andrew R.
Communication Teacher, v33 n3 p215-220 2019
Gender categories and gender fluidity can be explicitly performed and demonstrated in sexually explicit media such as pornography. In this class lesson, a rhetoric/performance studies class on pornography focuses on trans* performers in scenes. A critical communication pedagogical approach is used to encourage dialogue and intersectional analyses of trans* identities and erotics in the scenes. Courses: Media Studies, Porn Studies, Popular Culture, Critical/Cultural Communication, Gender in Communication, LGBTQ Studies in Communication, Sex Communication. Objectives: Students will (1) gain knowledge about gender identity, sexuality, and sex work; (2) increase their skills in critical thinking on the fluidity of gender and sexuality; and (3) demonstrate the capacity to be more attentive to trans issues in conversation.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Pornography, Sex Education, Sexuality, Critical Thinking, Student Educational Objectives, Norms, Teaching Methods
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