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Queering Families, Schooling Publics

Keywords, 1st Edition

By Anne M. Harris, Stacy Holman Jones, Sandra L. Faulkner, Eloise D. Brook


130 pages

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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 SchoolSandra L. Faulkner Un/queering Family in the Media: Keywords Eloise D. Brook 3. Un/queering Family in the MediaEloise 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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.

Please send inquiries and proposals to: Wayne Martino (wmartino@uwo.ca), Emma Renold (Renold@cardiff.ac.uk) and Matthew Friberg (matthew.friberg@taylorandfrancis.com).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies