Flaunt It!: Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice (Counterpoints #340) (Paperback)

Flaunt It!: Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice (Counterpoints #340) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Therese Quinn, Erica Meiners Cover Image
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This is book number 340 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


This groundbreaking book provides examples of on-the-ground organizing and academic activism, drawing attention to the militarization of public schools, the erasure of queer lives at private institutions with anti-gay lifestyle statements, and the failure of professional educational organizations to act for social justice. Flaunt It offers a constructive and timely analysis of the local, felt impact of neoliberal policies on the lives of those most marginal in schools and in communities.

About the Author


The Authors: Therese Quinn teaches art education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She sits on the Local School Council of Nicholas Senn High School, is a founding member of Teachers Against Militarized Education (TAME), serves on the advisory board of AERA Chicago, and blogs about urban public (art) education at The Other Eye (http: //therese-othereye.blogspot.com). Erica R. Meiners, a Professor of Education and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, is the author of Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons and the Making of Public Enemies (2007). She participates in a number of local educational justice projects, including teaching and coordinating a high school for formerly incarcerated men and women.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433102653
ISBN-10: 143310265X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: July 28th, 2009
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints