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Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools

A Global Perspective

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Addresses a critical gap in the scholarship of schooling and heterosexism and queer activism in schools

  • Explores opportunities for collaboration between schools and Queer Social Movements that enables anti-heterosexism work in schools

  • Contributors utilize a mix of research methods, including ethnography, adding an important missing piece in the current scholarship

Part of the book series: Queer Studies and Education (QSTED)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Conclusions: Queering “Politics of Pain” Through Activism and Educational Outreach Work

    • Jón Ingvar Kjaran, Jukka Lehtonen, Dennis A. Francis
    Pages 285-291
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 293-297

About this book

This book brings together leading scholars researching the field of gender, sexuality, schooling, queer activism, and social movements within different cultural contexts. With contributions from more than fifteen countries, the chapters bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender and sexuality studies, education, and social movements in the Global North and South. The book draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions offering rich and multidisciplinary essays from scholars and activists in the field focusing on outreach work of QSM (Queer Social Movements) in schools, queer activism in educational settings, and the role of QSMs in supporting and informing queer youth.

Keywords

  • LGBTIQ
  • heterosexism
  • South Africa
  • QSM
  • queer activism
  • homophobia
  • gender and sexuality

Reviews

“This book analyzes the difficulties faced by educators in developing education practice that promotes the value of sexual diversity, unsettles heteronormativity, and effectively challenges homophobic and transphobic bullying. Its chapters relate experiences in very different national contexts, exploring the possibilities for a transformative alliance between queer activism and schools that might open pathways toward a possible utopia: that of inclusion and celebration of sexual diversity within and beyond classrooms.”
María Victoria Carrera-Fernández, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Vigo, Spain, and co-author of Educación Sexual: De la Teoría a la Práctica (2009) “This impressive collection of intersectional essays draws on country-specific examples, including countries where being LGBTIQ is still illegal, to examine the spaces of hope and possibility that can occur when schools and queer social movements connect. This is a timely and important collection that foregrounds global and intersectional perspectives that will be of immense value to researchers, educators, and activists who are committed to advocacy, resistance, and social justice.”
Kristopher Wells, Canada Research Chair for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University, Canada, and co-editor of Journal of LGBT Youth

"This book lives up to the promise of the title! The editors have brought together a highly diverse group of researchers working in global contexts which are too often overlooked in the field of queer theory and education. It is great to see these pieces assembled in one volume; this indicates the strength and breadth of scholarship in this area. People interested in how queer ideas travel in education and social movements will benefit from reading this collection."
Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor, Australian National University, associate-editor of Sex Education, and co-editor of the The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education (2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa

    Dennis A. Francis

  • University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Jón Ingvar Kjaran

  • Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Jukka Lehtonen

About the editors

Dennis A. Francis is Professor of Sociology at Stellenbosch University and former Dean of Education at University of the Free State, South Africa.

Jón Ingvar Kjaran is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Iceland.

Jukka Lehtonen is Senior Researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools

  • Book Subtitle: A Global Perspective

  • Editors: Dennis A. Francis, Jón Ingvar Kjaran, Jukka Lehtonen

  • Series Title: Queer Studies and Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41610-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-41609-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-41612-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-41610-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 297

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sociology of Education, Sociocultural Anthropology, School and Schooling, Human Rights

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-41610-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)