Exposing bush binaries: using the media to problematize gender

Lennon, Sherilyn (2011) Exposing bush binaries: using the media to problematize gender. In: Beyond binaries in education research. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, USA, pp. 193-210. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6


In problematizing some of the ways gender is being discursively constituted and perpetuated by a small rural newspaper in western Queensland, Australia,
this chapter models for educators an approach to disrupting gender beliefs and practices that can work to inhibit students' schooling and life performances. It provides both a method and a model for moving beyond the limitations imposed by gender binaries to a more socially just and equitable world. This chapter spills out of a larger research project being conducted in a western Queensland community. That project adopts a case study approach to explore and question local gender discourses, ideologies, and practices.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 14. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2011 02:48
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 01:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; boys; girls; representations; media; eduction; schooling
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19769

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