1st Edition

Bullying Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender

Edited By Ian Rivers, Neil Duncan Copyright 2013
    192 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender provides a valuable insight into the experiences of young people and how bullying can impact upon them in the school environment. The book offers an introduction to the key issues associated with bullying on the grounds of sex and sexual orientation, and points to key policies and guidance on these difficult issues.

    With cutting-edge research and applied studies from leading academics and practitioners in the field, Bullying combines theory with suggestions for practical intervention for practitioners in education and social work. Chapter by chapter, the book strengthens the reader’s knowledge base, and demonstrates how best to develop both academic and advocacy arguments to confront bullying, formulate intervention through examples of research findings, and recommend advice and guidance in professional contexts. Bullying offers multiple perspectives to challenge bullying related to gender, sexuality, and transgender status.

    The book includes the latest work on:

    • sexual bullying and the implications for policy and practice
    • sexual dimensions of cyberbullying
    • homophobia
    • sex differences in bullying
    • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in educational contexts
    • planning and delivering interventions in schools.

    Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender will appeal to education professionals, as well as researchers and postgraduate students in the social sciences, social work and educational and clinical child psychology.

    1: Introduction Neil Duncan and Ian Rivers  2: The Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Bullying Helen Cowie  3: Cyberbullying and Cyberaggression: Sexualised and Gendered Experiences Ian Rivers  4: Bullying and Sexual Violence: Definition, Prevalence, Outcomes and Moderators Dorothy L. Espelage  5: Girls and Indirect Aggression Dawn Jennifer  6: Sexual Bullying in One Local Authority Siân Williams  7: Homophobic Bullying V. Paul Poteat, Ethan H. Mereish, Craig D. DiGiovanni and Jillian R. Scheer  8: Mapping the Boundaries of Homophobic Language in Bullying Mark McCormack  9: Disability, Sexuality and Bullying Neil Duncan  10: Masculinity and Homophobia in High School and College Sports: A Personal Journey from Coach to Researcher Eric Anderson  11: The Role of Gay-Straight Alliances in Addressing Bullying in Schools Margaret Schneider, Robb Travers, Alex St. John, Lauren Munro and Kate Klein  12: Planning and Delivering Interventions to Promote Gender and Sexuality Debbie Ollis  13: Discourses of Sexuality and Gender Considered Ian Rivers and Neil Duncan


    Ian Rivers is Professor of Human Development in the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University, UK. Neil Duncan is Reader in Education for Social Justice at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

    "I suggest that it must be read by anyone connected to our educational system from grade school to college."  - - Charles Silverstein, Ph.D. Psychology Today

    "A key contribution of this book is the extent to which it not only makes connections between various forms of bullying. In doing so, the book provides an important dialogical opening through which collective understandings of bullying can be incorporated into more mainstream discussions about how to address the problem." - Paul Horton, Gender and Education Journal, Routledge