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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorBrown, David
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-30T14:20:19Z
dc.date.available2016-11-30T14:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-05
dc.identifier.citationEdwards, L., Brown, D. and Smith, L. (2014), ‘We are getting there slowly’: lesbian teacher experiences in the post-Section 28 environment. Sport, Education & Society, 21(3), pp. 299-318en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8224
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Sport, Education and Society on 5 August 2014 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2014.935317en_US
dc.description.abstractPrior to the subtraction of Section 28 from the 1988 Local Government Act in 2003, a substantial amount of research was published that specifically examined the experiences of lesbian physical education (PE) teachers. This article contributes to the existing academic literature by exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual teachers working in a post-Section 28 school environment. Drawing on life history interviews of two lesbian PE teachers, we offer insights into how the abolition of Section 28 has affected their lives. Comparable to previous studies, both women reported feeling fearful of the consequences of identifying as lesbian and employed various strategies in order to maintain a divide between their public and private lives so as to conceal their sexual identities from colleagues, pupils and parents. However, in contrast to much of the previous literature, we found that the teachers in this study also identified with narratives of resistance. Despite being fearful of coming out at work, they nevertheless remained committed to coming out when the context is appropriate, to challenging the heteronormative symbolic order configured around the heterosexual/homosexual binary and to more proactively promoting sexual diversity and tolerance in schools.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSport, Education and Society;
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectSection 28en_US
dc.subjectSchoolsen_US
dc.subjectPhysical educationen_US
dc.subjectHomophobiaen_US
dc.subjectHeteronormativityen_US
dc.subjectPanoptic schemaen_US
dc.title‘We are getting there slowly’: lesbian teacher experiences in the post-Section 28 environmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2014.935317
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-01-23
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-30
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-02-05
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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