"Don't be so gay!" : queers, bullying, and making schools safe
- Donn Short.
- Vancouver : UBC Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- xiii, 289 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LB3013.34 .C2 S56 2013||Unknown|
- Short, Donn.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -273) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Bullying in schools > Ontario > Toronto > Case studies.
- Homophobia in high schools > Ontario > Toronto > Case studies.
- Gay high school students > Ontario > Toronto > Social conditions > Case studies.
- Bullying in schools > Ontario > Toronto > Prevention > Case studies.
- Bullying in schools > Government policy > Ontario.
- Publication date
- Law and society series, 1496-4953
- Also issued in electronic format.
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