Literacy Sexuality Pedagogy

Using the work of scholars in queer theory, sexuality studies, and the New Literacy Studies, Alexander unpacks what he sees as a crucial--if often overlooked--dimension of literacy: the fundamental ways in which sexuality has become a key ...

Author: Jonathan Alexander

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ISBN: UOM:39015073992821

Category: Education

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Despite its centrality to much of contemporary personal and public discourse, sexuality remains infrequently discussed in most composition courses, and in our discipline at large. Moreover, its complicated relationship to discourse, to the very languages we use to describe and define our worlds, is woefully understudied in our discipline. Discourse about sexuality, and the discourse of sexuality, surround us—circulating in the news media, on the Web, in conversations, and in the very languages we use to articulate our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It forms a core set of complex discourses through which we approach, make sense of, and construct a variety of meanings, politics, and identities. In Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, Jonathan Alexander argues for the development of students' "sexual literacy." Such a literacy is not just concerned with developing fluency with sexuality as a "hot" topic, but with understanding the intimate interconnectedness of sexuality and literacy in Western culture. Using the work of scholars in queer theory, sexuality studies, and the New Literacy Studies, Alexander unpacks what he sees as a crucial--if often overlooked--dimension of literacy: the fundamental ways in which sexuality has become a key component of contemporary literate practice, of the stories we tell about ourselves, our communities, and our political investments. Alexander then demonstrates through a series of composition exercises and writing assignments how we might develop students' understanding of sexual literacy. Examining discourses of gender, heterosexuality, and marriage allows students (and instructors) a critical opportunity to see how the languages we use to describe ourselves and our communities are saturated with ideologies of sexuality. Understanding how sexuality is constructed and deployed as a way to "make meaning" in our culture gives us a critical tool both to understand some of the fundamental ways in which we know ourselves and to challenge some of the norms that govern our lives. In the process, we become more fluent with the stories that we tell about ourselves and discover how normative notions of sexuality enable (and constrain) narrations of identity, culture, and politics. Such develops not only our understanding of sexuality, but of literacy, as we explore how sexuality is a vital, if vexing, part of the story of who we are.

Critical Sexual Literacy

This book is a new and exciting resource for teachers, students, and activists who aim to critically examine contemporary sexuality through the lens of sexual literacy and situated social analysis.

Author: Gilbert Herdt

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ISBN: 1839980699

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Page: 250

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This book is a new and exciting resource for teachers, students, and activists who aim to critically examine contemporary sexuality through the lens of sexual literacy and situated social analysis. This original anthology provides shorter cutting-edge essays on theory, method, and activism, including the nature of globalization and local sexuality discovered in 'glocal' topics, processes, and contexts. These cutting-edge essays inform readers of key moments in sexual history, including areas relating to research, practice, and social policy, and provide a platform from which to engage in rich discussion and forecast the development of sexual literacy in our world within multiple contexts.

Childhood and Sexuality

Alexander, J. (2007). Literacy, sexuality, pedagogy: Theory and practice for
composition studies. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2008. Alexander, J. (
2008). Literacy, sexuality, pedagogy: Theory and practice for composition studies
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Author: Allison Moore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137524973

Category: Social Science

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This book explores how children engage with sex and sexuality. Building on a conceptual and legal grounding in sexuality studies and the new sociology of childhood, the authors debate the age of consent, teenage pregnany, sexual diversity, sexualisation, sex education and sexual literacy, paedophilia, and sex in the digital age. Whilst Moore and Reynolds recognise the necessity of child protection and safeguarding in the context of risk, danger and harm, they also argue that where these stifle children’s sexual knowledge, understanding, expression and experience, they contribute to a climate of fear, ignorance and bad experiences or harms. What is necessary is to balance safeguarding with enabling, and encourage judicious understandings that advance from a rigid developmental model to one that recognises pleasure and excitement in children’s nascent sexual lives. Exploring that balance through their chosen issues, they seek to encourage changed thinking in professional, personal and academic contexts, and speculate that children might teach adults something about the way they think about sex. Childhood and Sexuality will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals across a range of subjects and disciplines including sociology, social work, criminology, and youth studies.

Writing Youth

In this chapter, we approach such questions by looking at the way in which YA
fiction approaches sexual identity as a powerful form of identification. In 2008,
Jonathan Alexander published Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and
Practice ...

Author: Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498538435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship studies young adult (YA) fiction that analyzes corporate sponsorship of media literacy practices in and through YA fiction. It shows how YA novels model for young people ways to manage the various media tools that surround them.

Queer Literacies

[emphasis added], in her case the specific literate ways and means of African
American women. ... In Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for
Composition Studies, Jonathan Alexander conveys his views about the
connections ...

Author: Mark McBeth

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793617828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In a documentarian investigation of the major LGBTQ archives in the United States, Queer Literacies: Discourses and Discontents identifies the homophobic discourses that prevailed in the twentieth-century by those discursive forces that also sponsored the literacy acquisition of the nation. Mark McBeth tracks down the evidence of how these sponsors of literacy—families, teachers, librarians, doctors, scientists, and government agents—instituted heteronormative platforms upon which public discourses were constructed. After pinpointing and analyzing how this disparaging rhetoric emerged, McBeth examines how certain LGBTQ advocates took counter-literacy measures to upend and replace those discourses with more Queer-affirming articulations. Having lived contemporaneously while these events occurred, McBeth incorporate narratives of his own lived experience of how these discourses impacted his own reading, writing, and researching capabilities. In this auto-archival research investigation, McBeth argues that throughout the twentieth century, Queer literates revised dominant and oppressive discourses as a means of survival and world-making in their own words. Scholars of rhetoric, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, literary studies, and communication studies will find this book particularly useful.

Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century

15 Alexander, Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy, 102, 105, emphasis in original. An
impressive body of scholarship similarly examines these issues; see Barst, “
Pedagogical Approaches to Diversity in the English Classroom”; Blackburn and
Smith ...

Author: Michael Borgstrom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000299564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments addresses a longstanding question in literary and cultural studies: how can a case be made for the ongoing value of the humanities without an articulation of that field's social effects? In response, this book examines how readers "befriend" works of literature, overtures that are based in a curiosity about the world that help those readers to appreciate the world anew. As an instance of this dynamic, it examines how the contemporary social interest in queerness can be contextualized through encounters with texts produced during an earlier era of queer flux: the U.S. nineteenth century. The book offers first-hand accounts of such meetings, weaving within its analysis reports on readers' engagements with literature and the consequences of those connections. It frames such dynamics as central to a new politics, or to finding a vocabulary for a familiar politics that has not received its due.

Teaching Queer

As Jonathan Alexander tells us in Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and
Practice for Composition Studies, “Learning how to talk fluently and critically
about sex and sexuality composes a significant part of becoming literate in our
society” ...

Author: Stacey Waite

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822982777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Teaching Queer looks closely at student writing, transcripts of class discussions, and teaching practices in first-year writing courses to articulate queer theories of literacy and writing instruction, while also considering the embodied actuality of being a queer teacher. Rather than positioning queerness as connected only to queer texts or queer teachers/students (as much work on queer pedagogy has done since the 1990s), this book offers writing and teaching as already queer practices, and contends that the overlap between queer theory and composition presents new possibilities for teaching writing. Teaching Queer argues for and enacts “queer forms”—non-normative and category-resistant forms of writing—those that move between the critical and the creative, the theoretical and the practical, and the queer and the often invisible normative functions of classrooms.

Finding Out

The new second edition of Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies by Michelle A. Gibson, Jonathan Alexander, and Deborah T. Meem provides readers with an accessible and riveting introduction to lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) ...

Author: Michelle A. Gibson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452235288

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development and growth of LGBT identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. Authors Meem, Gibson, and Alexander clearly situate debates and readings within clear contexts (History, Literature and the Arts, Media and Politics), providing students with a coherent framework and comprehensive introduction to LGBT studies. While this emerging field is complex, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary (and therefore often inaccessible to students), Finding Out - through its instructional apparatus, primary texts, and organization - provides the ideal introduction for today's students.

Feminism and Composition

A valuable reference, the volume surveys the history of feminist pedagogy, theory, and research, as well as the politics of the profession.

Author: Gesa Kirsch

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312407645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 631

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Feminism and Composition collects the most influential and frequently cited articles published in feminist composition over the last 25 years. A valuable reference, the volume surveys the history of feminist pedagogy, theory, and research, as well as the politics of the profession.

Finding Out

The new Third Edition of Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies provides readers with an accessible and riveting introduction to LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) studies.

Author: Jonathan F. Alexander

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1506337406

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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Finding Out, Third Edition introduces readers to lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer (LGBTQ) studies. By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development and growth of LGBT identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include recent and relevant legal, political, and culture developments such as the ongoing national debates surrounding marriage equality, along with new primary source readings and photos. Expanded topical discussion of important issues in LGBT studies such as trans identity and issues of race and class makes Finding Out, Third Edition an even more comprehensive introduction to the field.

Critical Literacy

Some of the 14 essays are theoretical, other present case studies of literacy programs for adults and other applications. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Maxine Greene

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079141230X

Category: Education

Page: 443

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Illustrates the differences and similarities between modernist and postmodernist theories of literacy, and suggests how the best elements of both can be fused to provide a more rigorous conception of literacy that will bring theoretical, ethical, political, and practical benefits. Some of the 14 essays are theoretical, other present case studies of literacy programs for adults and other applications. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN: UOM:49015003459436

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Bisexuality and Queer Theory

This volume challenges our understanding of what it means to be sexual, to have a sexual identity, and to practise the arts of loving. This book was orginally published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.

Author: Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317995548

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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According to David Halperin, sexuality in our time is typified by a "crisis in contemporary sexual definition". What is sexuality? What does it mean to have a sexual identity or orientation? What is the relationship between sexuality as a knowledge construct, on one hand, and the often messy flows of desire and practices of love, on the other? How and why are some sexual, erotic, and intimate practices normalized and others marginalized? Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative analytical tools in the humanities and social sciences. It scrutinizes identity and social structures that take heteronormativity for granted – that do not question the social construction of heterosexuality as normative in relation to its oppositional binary, homosexuality. At the same time, bisexuality is a practice, identity, and orientation that challenges the binary logic around which cultural notions of sexuality are organized. It is a portal to the imagination of a world of amorous expression beyond that divide. This provocative collection presents bisexuality and queer theory as two parallel thought collectives that have made significant contributions to cultural discourses about sexual and amorous practices since the onset of the AIDS era, and explores the ideas that circulate in these thought collectives today. We learn much about the construction and experience of sexuality, and the power it still holds throughout the contemporary Western world to shape identities and practices. This volume challenges our understanding of what it means to be sexual, to have a sexual identity, and to practise the arts of loving. This book was orginally published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.

Literacy and Social Inclusion

Women's Studies International Forum 26 (1) pp 69-77 Pahl, K. and Rowsell, J. (
2005) Literacy and Education: The New ... and Gay Youth, in Epstein, D. and
Sears, J. (eds) A Dangerous Knowing: Sexuality, Pedagogy and Popular Culture.

Author: Eve Bearne

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015067708308

Category: Education

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Although social inclusion has been high on government agendas for some years, there have been few attempts at policy level to examine the issues relating to literacy education. Many social and cultural groups feel alienated from traditional models of literacy education and some learners continue to underachieve. This book develops insights into how to address these challenges. Terms such as "social inclusion" and "social exclusion" are defined, explored, and related to literacy education by contributors who are renowned in the field. They deal with issues of literacy and social class, race, gender, language, and sexuality. They offer insights into current concerns in these areas, and they outline curricula and pedagogical approaches which address underachievement and disaffection. The book challenges traditional deficit notions of "at risk" communities and argues that the onus for change needs instead to be at policy level. The book is essential reading for all those concerned with ensuring that literacy education, as inscribed in institutions, meets the needs and interests of all learners and closes the gaps between home, community, and school. The contributors are Viv Bird, Victoria Carrington, Barbara Comber, Julia Davies, Eve Gregory, Gemma Moss, Kate Pahl, Brian Street and Mark Vicars.

Critical Pedagogy Sexuality Education and Young People

The chapters in this volume interrogate texts, institutions, social relations and ideologies impacting contemporary sexuality education policies and pedagogical practices, prompting a consideration of alternative models of sexuality ...

Author: Fida Sanjakdar

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1433134632

Category: Critical pedagogy

Page: 222

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List of Figures - Acknowledgments - Fida Sanjakdar/Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip: Critical Pedagogy and the Re-imaginings of Sexuality Education: An Introduction - Part 1: Sexuality Education, Ideologies and Socio-cultural Politics - Heather Shipley: Religion, Secularism and Sexuality Education: LGBTQI Identities in Education and the Politics of Ideology in Canada - Eduardo Mattio/Juan Marco Vaggione: Sex Education in Argentina: Ideological Tensions and Critical Challenges - Elsie Whittington/Rachel Thomson: Educating for Consent: Beyond the Binary - Ekua Yankah/Peter Aggleton: Reconceptualising Sexuality Education in the Wake of the HIV, Ebola and Zika Epidemics - Part 2: Sexuality Education and Institutional Settings - Pam Alldred: Sites of Good Practice: How Do Education, Health and Youth Work Spaces Shape Sex Education? - Lisa W. Loutzenheiser/LJ Slovin: Sexuality Education in Action: The Pedagogical Possibilities at a Youth Camp - Fida Sanjakdar/Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip: (Re)presenting Religion in Sexuality Education for a Democratic Society: An Interdisciplinary and Critical Discussion - Kyra Clarke: Nudity, Sexting, and Consent: Finding Opportunities for Critical Pedagogy in Tagged and Caitlin Stasey - Part 3: Sexuality Education, Identities and Practice - Pamela Dickey Young: Informal Sex Education: Forces That Shape Youth Identities and Practices - Mark Vicars: It's a Family Affair-Queering Relations: Closets, Communities and 'I' - Julia Hirst/Rachel Wood/Daisy Marshall: 'Boys Think It's Just a Hairless Hole': Young People's Reflections on Binary and Heteronormative Pedagogies in School Based Sexualities Education - Veronika Honkasalo: 'Waiting for the Big Talk': The Role of Sexuality Education from the View of Parents Living in Multicultural Surroundings - Contributors - Index

Inside the Academy and Out

Inside the Academy and Out is an attempt to demonstrate that the pedagogical and theoretical insights of lesbian/gay/queer studies can have relevance to a broader social sphere.

Author: Janice Lynn Ristock

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ISBN: UVA:X004159506

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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There is an urgent need for effective political and social action in support of lesbian and gay rights. However, writing from the field of lesbian/gay/queer studies is often sophisticated theorizing about identity and representations, and ignores the need for action at a community level. Inside the Academy and Out is an attempt to demonstrate that the pedagogical and theoretical insights of lesbian/gay/queer studies can have relevance to a broader social sphere. The essayists come from a wide range of disciplines, including education, English, philosophy, sociology and women's studies, and their essays have been split into two areas, 'Pedagogy and Research', and 'Spheres of Actions.' They explore teaching and research theory in order to examine their implications in spheres such as AIDS education, social services, law reform, and popular culture.

Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English

This international collection of essays presents a contemporary overview of issues of sexual identity as they relate to teaching and learning in English from elementary through university levels.

Author: William J. Spurlin

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106015157016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This international collection of essays presents a contemporary overview of issues of sexual identity as they relate to teaching and learning in English from elementary through university levels. Coming from teachers in classrooms in India to North America to South Africa to Europe, the essays theorize lesbian, gay, and transgendered positions in the classroom, offer pedagogical strategies for teaching lesbian and gay studies, and examine the broader social and political contexts that shape classroom discourse and practices. Following the introduction by the editor, the 16 essays are: (1) "Cruising the Libraries" (Lee Lynch); (2) "When the Cave Is a Closet: Pedagogies of the (Re)Pressed" (Edward J. Ingebretsen, S.J.); (3) "Blame It on the Weatherman: Popular Culture and Pedagogical Praxis in the Lesbian and Gay Studies Classroom" (Jay Kent Lorenz); (4) "On Not Coming Out: or, Reimagining Limits" (Susan Talburt); (5) "(Trans)Gendering English Studies" (Jody Norton); (6) "The Uses of History" (Lillian Faderman); (7) "'What's Out There?' Gay and Lesbian Literature for Children and Young Adults" (Claudia Mitchell); (8) "Creating a Place for Lesbian and Gay Readings in Secondary English Classrooms" (Jim Reese); (9) "Shakespeare's Sexuality: Who Needs It?" (Mario DiGangi); (10) "Coming Out and Creating Queer Awareness in the Classroom: An Approach from the U.S.-Mexican Border" (tatiana de la tierra); (11) "'Swimming Upstream': Recovering the Lesbian in Native American Literature" (Karen Lee Osborne); (12) "Reading Gender, Reading Sexualities: Children and the Negotiation of Meaning in 'Alternative' Texts" (Debbie Epstein); (13) "Fault Lines in the Contact Zone: Assessing Homophobic Student Writing" (Richard E. Miller); (14) "Queer Pedagogy and Social Change: Teaching and Lesbian Identity in South Africa" (Ann Smith); (15) "The Straight Path to Postcolonial Salvation: Heterosexism and the Teaching of English in India Today" (Ruth Vanita); and (16) "Rememorating: Quilt Readings" (Marcia Blumberg). (NKA)

The Critical Pedagogy Reader

All of the classic essays on critical pedagogy are here, as well as more recent essays from the field.

Author: Antonia Darder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415922615

Category: Education

Page: 524

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The Critical Pedagogy Readerbrings together the major thinkers in the field of critical pedagogy, including Paolo Freire, Henry Giroux, Donaldo Macedo, Peter McLaren, Michael Apple, bell hooks, Michelle Fine, and many others. All of the classic essays on critical pedagogy are here, as well as more recent essays from the field.

Beyond Health Literacy

One of the ways in which this tension manifests itself is through the notion that
sex is good for adults but bad for young people, hence a pedagogy of risk
presented through sex education which sees sexuality as something which
needs to be ...

Author: Tommi Hoikkala

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924103851667

Category: Health education

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