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Title Queer girls in class : lesbian teachers and students tell their classroom stories / Lori Horvitz, editor.
Published New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
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 Floor3  LC192.6 .Q83 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 181 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Counterpoints : studies in the postmodern theory of education, 1058-1634 ; v. 397
Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 397.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Lori Horvitz -- Of Quarterbacks and Quarantine / Carol Guess -- Personal, Political, Pedagogical, Performative, and Praxis : Queer in the Classroom : Five Not-So-Easy Pieces / Lee Ann Roripaugh -- The Personal as Productive? : Sexual Embodiment and Identity in the Women's Studies Classroom / Michelle Spiegel -- Dear Diary : A Narrative Journal of My First Years as a 'Fag Teacher' / Stacy Fox -- Hey Virginia : What's the Writing on the Wall? / Jennifer Smith -- From Classroom to Family / Sassafras Lowrey -- The Queerosphere : Musings on Queer Studies and Creative Writing Classrooms (On Poetry, Creativity, and the Fleetingness of Things) / Maureen Seaton -- My Battle Armor / Liz Matelski -- We Weren't Queer Yet / Laura M. André -- Mr. Short Hair / Jessica Gardner -- The Week Matthew Shepard Died / Bonnie J. Morris -- Learning to Be in a Skin / Sarah B. Burghauser -- "Who Do I Have to Forgive to Move on from this Place?" : Meditations from a Third World Feminist Lesbian / Kristie Soares -- Transitions / Lori Horvitz -- Dr. 'Strange'love, Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving (in) the Classroom Closet / Jules Odendaul-James -- Toward a Practice of Humility / Mara Hughes -- A Teacher's Lesson / Lissa Brown -- Physical Education / Cynthia Tyler -- Teaching Out / B.J. Epstein -- "Imagine My Surprise!" : Being Out as a Lesbian Teacher, 1990-2000 / Barbara DiBernard -- Definition / Sandy Woodson -- Playing with Gender for College Credit : Experiencing Gender, Sex and Sexuality / Anne Balay -- What My Women's College Taught Me about Being Enthusiastically Queer / Shannon Weber -- Teacher Coming Out to Teachers / Mary Clare Powell -- Troubling the Coming-Out Discourse : The (Non) Outing of My Buzz Cut / Anne Stebbins -- The Two-Step / Holly St. Jean.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Homosexuality and education -- United States.
Lesbian teachers -- United States.
Lesbian students -- United States.
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.
Gender identity in education -- United States.
Education -- Social aspects -- United States.
Related Names Horvitz, Lori.
ISBN 9781433110979 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1433110970 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781433110986 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1433110989 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 681503957