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Lesbian, gay and bisexual teachers negotiations of civil partnership and schools: ambivalent attachments to religion and secularism

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dc.contributor.author Neary, Aoife
dc.contributor.author Gray, Breda
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-20T10:14:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5536
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As legal structures for same-sex relationships are introduced in many contexts, the politics of sexuality are negotiated along religious/secular lines. Religious and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBT-Q) rights are pitted against one another such that LGBT-Q lives often assumed to be secular. Schools are crucibles of intermingling religious, secular and equality discourses and this complexity is carefully negotiated by LGBT-Q teachers in their everyday lives. Drawing on a study with LGB teachers as they entered into a Civil Partnership in Ireland (a legal structure in place for five years prior to enactment of Marriage Equality in 2015), this paper captures a ‘structure of feeling’ – new cultural work done as sexuality norms were in a state of flux. The teachers’ accounts unravel the religious/secular binary and provide insight of universal interest into the ambivalent, messy ways in which the politics of sexuality are (re)negotiated across the overlapping social fields of religion and education. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.isformatof Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, pp1-14
dc.relation.ispartofseries Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 39 (3), pp. 434-447
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2016.1276432
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Discourse: Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education 2017 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2016.1276432 en_US
dc.subject civil partnership/same sex marriage en_US
dc.subject lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject secularism en_US
dc.subject structure of feeling en_US
dc.subject cultural legitimacy en_US
dc.title Lesbian, gay and bisexual teachers negotiations of civil partnership and schools: ambivalent attachments to religion and secularism en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-02-20T10:05:19Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01596306.2016.1276432
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-01-09
dc.embargo.terms 2018-01-09 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2695893
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Discourse-Studies In The Cultural Politics Of Education
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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