Queer Girls in Class; Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories (Counterpoints #397) (Paperback)

Queer Girls in Class; Lesbian Teachers and Students Tell Their Classroom Stories (Counterpoints #397) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Lori Horvitz (Editor) Cover Image
By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Lori Horvitz (Editor)
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This is book number 397 in the Counterpoints series.

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Queer Girls in Class: . is a compilation of personal essays by lesbian teachers and students who speak about sexual identity and its influence on the teaching and learning process. The mission of this anthology is to provide, through personal stories, an analysis of how sexuality - specifically, how identifying as a queer woman - can affect classroom dynamics in high school and university settings. Despite a perceived cultural acceptance of the GLBTQ community in the media, many gays and lesbians still suffer from their own internalized homophobia, as well as the homophobia of the outside world. These twenty-six essays give readers the opportunity to recognize, connect with, and critically think about the personal and political challenges and triumphs that queer women, whether out of the closet or not, have experienced in the classroom and beyond.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433110979
ISBN-10: 1433110970
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: December 14th, 2010
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints