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The pedagogical challenges of teaching sexual politics in the context of ethnic division

Ashe, Fidelma (2009) The pedagogical challenges of teaching sexual politics in the context of ethnic division. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 50-65. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.11120/elss.2009.02020003


This article discusses the challenges of teaching sexual politics in the contextof Northern Ireland. In this region, ethnonationalismhas been implicated in the constitution of sexual narratives that serve the respective ethnonationalist struggles in the region. The interaction of sexuality with ethnicity reinforcesthe importance of reflecting on pedagogical practices aroundsensitive/controversial subjects. The article draws on a mixture of pedagogicalperspectives and personal reflection to assess a set of pedagogical issuesthat face educators teaching in these complex contexts. While the reflectionsand discussions in this essay relate to a particular teaching context andsubject matter, they have broader relevance in terms of the teaching ofsensitive/controversial subjects.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Teaching; Sensitive Subjects; Prejudice; Sexuality; Social Theory
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:17797
Deposited By: Dr Fidelma Ashe
Deposited On:30 Mar 2011 10:53
Last Modified:30 Mar 2017 09:43

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