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"Don't be so gay!": queers, bullying, and making schools safe

Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, the author considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation and concludes that the current legislation is often more responsive than proactive

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Main Author: Short, Donn
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Vancouver [u.a.] UBC Press 2013
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, the author considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation and concludes that the current legislation is often more responsive than proactive
"Recent cases of teen suicide linked with homophobic bullying have thrust the issue of school safety into the national spotlight. In "Don't Be So Gay!" Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe, Donn Short considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation. Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, Short concludes that current legislation is often more responsive than proactive. Moreover, cultural influences and peer pressure may be more powerful than legislation in shaping the school environment. Exploring how students' own experiences, ideas, and definitions of safety might be translated into policy reform, this book offers a fresh perspective on a hotly debated issue."--Page 4 of cover
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIII, 289 S. Ill.
Also issued in electronic format.
ISBN:0774823267
0774823275
9780774823265
9780774823272