Homophobia, transphobia, young people and the question of responsibility

Rasmussen, Mary Lou and Sanjakdar, Fida and Allen, Louisa and Quinlivan, Kathleen and Bromdal, Annette (2017) Homophobia, transphobia, young people and the question of responsibility. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 38 (1). pp. 30-42. ISSN 0159-6306


Young people may face conflicting and confusing messages about what it means to respond well in relation to homophobia and transphobia. Consequently, we ask – What might it mean to respond well to homophobia and transphobia? This strategy, inspired by Anika Thiem and Judith Butler, is recognition of the ambivalent conditions which structure attempts to respond well to bullying related to gender and sexuality. Such an approach is counter to educational responses that suggest a remedy in advance of the enactment of perceived bullying. Our paper draws on research conducted by the authors in four schools, two in Australia and two in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is a deliberate turn away from focusing on who should be held to account for homophobia and transphobia.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 23:09
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 02:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: homophobia; transphobia; responsibility; relationality; bullying; sexuality; gender
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1104850
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28327

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