Ambiguities around sexuality: An approach to understanding harassment and bullying of young people in british schools

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92323
Title:
Ambiguities around sexuality: An approach to understanding harassment and bullying of young people in british schools
Authors:
Trotter, J. (Joy)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Trotter, J. (2009) 'Ambiguities around sexuality: An approach to understanding harassment and bullying of young people in british schools', Journal of LGBT Youth, 6 (1), pp.7-23.
Publisher:
Haworth Press
Journal:
Journal of LGBT Youth
Issue Date:
Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92323
DOI:
10.1080/19361650802377700
Abstract:
This article is based on a small study undertaken in 2001, which examined the experiences of and responses to sexual harassment and bullying adopted by different professionals (teachers, education social workers, youth workers and a school nurse) and by young people (12 to 25-year-olds). It draws together some of the literature relating to young people and sexuality, the main results and themes of the study, and ideas about ambiguity around sexuality in British secondary schools. The author explores six key themes: language, bullying, sex education, compulsory heterosexuality, visibility/invisibility and ambiguity. Applying Mary Douglas' notions of pollution and danger, the author shows how they provide a new perspective for understanding the harassment and bullying of young women and men, offering an explanation for the ambiguities and dissonance that professionals and young people experience in relation to violence in their schools.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
adolescents; bullying; compulsary heterosexuality; gay; heterosexuality; school; violence; sex education; sexual harassment; UK
ISSN:
1936-1653; 1936-1661
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 16/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTrotter, J. (Joy)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T16:13:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-16T16:13:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009-01-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of LGBT Youth; 6 (1): 7-23en
dc.identifier.issn1936-1653-
dc.identifier.issn1936-1661-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19361650802377700-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92323-
dc.description.abstractThis article is based on a small study undertaken in 2001, which examined the experiences of and responses to sexual harassment and bullying adopted by different professionals (teachers, education social workers, youth workers and a school nurse) and by young people (12 to 25-year-olds). It draws together some of the literature relating to young people and sexuality, the main results and themes of the study, and ideas about ambiguity around sexuality in British secondary schools. The author explores six key themes: language, bullying, sex education, compulsory heterosexuality, visibility/invisibility and ambiguity. Applying Mary Douglas' notions of pollution and danger, the author shows how they provide a new perspective for understanding the harassment and bullying of young women and men, offering an explanation for the ambiguities and dissonance that professionals and young people experience in relation to violence in their schools.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHaworth Pressen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 16/02/2010]en
dc.subjectadolescentsen
dc.subjectbullyingen
dc.subjectcompulsary heterosexualityen
dc.subjectgayen
dc.subjectheterosexualityen
dc.subjectschoolen
dc.subjectviolenceen
dc.subjectsex educationen
dc.subjectsexual harassmenten
dc.subjectUKen
dc.titleAmbiguities around sexuality: An approach to understanding harassment and bullying of young people in british schoolsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of LGBT Youthen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 16/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardTrotter, J. (2009) 'Ambiguities around sexuality: An approach to understanding harassment and bullying of young people in british schools', Journal of LGBT Youth, 6 (1), pp.7-23.-
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