At a time of increasingly diverse and dynamic debates on the intersections of contemporary LGBTQ rights, trans* visibility, same-sex families, and sexualities education, there is surprisingly little writing on what it means to queer notions of family and kinship networks in global context. Building on the recent wave of scholarship on queerness in families and how families intersect with schools, schooling and educational institutions more broadly, this book considers how we are taught to enact family at home, at school and through the media, and how this pedagogy has shifted and changed over time. Conceived as a collection of keywords that take up the vocabulary of queerness, queering practices, and queer families, the authors employ a nuanced intersectional approach to connect the damaging and persistent invisibility of their subject to the complex and dominant and normalizing discourses of marriage and family. Offering post-structural, post-humanist, and new materialist perspectives on kinship and the family, this book moves the conversation forward by critically interrogating and expanding upon current knowledges about gender diversity, queer kinship, and pedagogy.
Table of Contents
What Have We Learned?: Keywords Anne M. Harris and Stacy Holman Jones 1. What have we learned? Anne M. Harris, Stacy Holman Jones, Sandra L. Faulkner, and Eloise D. Brook Queering Sexuality Education in Family and School: Keywords Sandra L. Faulkner 2. Queering Sexuality Education in Family and in School Sandra L. Faulkner Un/queering Family in the Media: Keywords Eloise D. Brook 3. Un/queering Family in the Media Eloise D. Brook Posthuman Families, Queerly: Keywords Anne M. Harris 4. Posthuman Families, Queerly Anne M. Harris Waiting for Queer: Keywords Stacy Holman Jones 5. Waiting for Queer/Performing the Not-Yet-Queer Family Stacy Holman Jones 6. Where to Now? Anne M. Harris and Stacy Holman Jones
Anne M. Harris is Associate Professor and a Vice Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia.
Stacy Holman Jones is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge, USA, and Professor in the Center for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, Australia.
Sandra L. Faulkner is Professor of Communication and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA.
Eloise D. Brook is Researcher in Sexuality and Gender at Western Sydney University, Australia.