Heteronormativity - Workplace Discrimination in Australian Schools: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in Australia

 
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This book provides stories of how Lesbian and Gay teachers in Australia employed adaptive rituals of conformity and nonconformity within their schools. This study set in Western Australia, depended on these teachers telling their own story around homophobic distancing and their repression. Through private interviews and collaboration with the co-participants the book sets out to makes sense of the 'performances' lesbian and gay teachers chose to enact in the educational culture in Western Australia around the time of Gay Law Reform in 2002. The stories of their everyday experience of as teachers present layers of gestured meanings, symbolic processes, cultural codes and contested sexuality and gender ideologies. This book also demonstrates that there are real social practices in schools that assist in the recognition and construction of sexuality and gender identity. The very different stories of Lesbian and Gay teachers reveal various interpretive strategies of how one can belonging in a dominant homophobic culture. The book furthers our understanding of the contemporary identity formation issues of a hitherto invisible and silenced group of educators.

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Dr Tarquam McKenna is an Associate Professor at Victoria University in Melbourne. His work in interdisciplinary arts education focuses mainly on equitable learning and teaching opportunities. He is very interested in equity, identity and inclusive education practices for disenfranchised Lesbian and Gay teachers and their students in Australia.

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