When Sexuality Goes to School: Queer Possibilities and Tensions

When Sexuality Goes to School: Queer Possibilities and Tensions Sex Roles (2016) 74:472–474 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0590-5 BOOK REVIEW Sexuality in Schools: The Limits of Education. By Jen Gilbert, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 120 pp. $20.00 (paperback) ISBN:978-0-8166-8639-1 Sinikka Elliott Published online: 20 February 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 During an undergraduate sociology of gender class, I defined Fish out of Water, that examines the biblical passages said to a number of key concepts the class would use that day, among condemn homosexuality. I wrapped up by addressing the class them Bhomophobia.^ A student raised her hand and protested as a whole, noting the very real emotional and physical con- that my definition of homophobia was too broad. I had opted sequences homophobia can have for people’s lives and family relations. to define it as Bthe belief that same-sex desires are wrong and/ or unnatural^ to spark a discussion and to avoid an overly A current of energy pulsed through the classroom that day. individualizing account of anti-gay sentiment. The student, Contrast it with the many other class periods when students however, took the discussion in a direction I had not fully seem half asleep. Instead, what Jen Gilbert calls Bthe wildness anticipated. She explained http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

When Sexuality Goes to School: Queer Possibilities and Tensions

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-016-0590-5
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Sex Roles (2016) 74:472–474 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0590-5 BOOK REVIEW Sexuality in Schools: The Limits of Education. By Jen Gilbert, Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 120 pp. $20.00 (paperback) ISBN:978-0-8166-8639-1 Sinikka Elliott Published online: 20 February 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 During an undergraduate sociology of gender class, I defined Fish out of Water, that examines the biblical passages said to a number of key concepts the class would use that day, among condemn homosexuality. I wrapped up by addressing the class them Bhomophobia.^ A student raised her hand and protested as a whole, noting the very real emotional and physical con- that my definition of homophobia was too broad. I had opted sequences homophobia can have for people’s lives and family relations. to define it as Bthe belief that same-sex desires are wrong and/ or unnatural^ to spark a discussion and to avoid an overly A current of energy pulsed through the classroom that day. individualizing account of anti-gay sentiment. The student, Contrast it with the many other class periods when students however, took the discussion in a direction I had not fully seem half asleep. Instead, what Jen Gilbert calls Bthe wildness anticipated. She explained

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 20, 2016

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