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A compulsory heteronormative university? The regulation of sexualities and identities in the UK higher education system

Acciari, Louisa (2014) A compulsory heteronormative university? The regulation of sexualities and identities in the UK higher education system. Engenderings (14 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It is often believed that universities are open and progressive places where everyone can and express themselves. However, several studies highlight the ongoing discriminations against oppressed groups such as women, Black and LGBT people. The particular experience of LGBT students is quite difficult to capture as there is no consistent data collection and monitoring. It also represents an epistemological challenge around the use of the category ‘LGBT’. By using it as opposed to ‘heterosexuality’ we risk reinforcing the idea that one is the norm while the other represents the deviation (Phellas 2012).

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > LSE Engenderings Blog
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 10:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78628

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