Homophobia, transphobia, young people and the question of responsibility

Rasmussen, Mary Lou and Sanjakdar, Fida and Allen, Louisa and Quinlivan, Kathleen and Bromdal, Annette (2018) Homophobia, transphobia, young people and the question of responsibility. In: Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, UK, pp. 30-42. ISBN 978-1-138-57105-1

Abstract

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: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Routledge 2018.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 23:53
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 02:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: homophobia; transphobia; responsibility; relationality; bullying; sexuality; gender
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35623

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