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A queer politics of emotion: reimagining sexualities and schooling

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Show simple item record Neary, Aoife Gray, Breda O'Sullivan, Mary 2017-02-20T11:22:03Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper draws together Hochschild’s (1979; 1983) concepts of emotional labour and feeling rules with Ahmed’s affective economies (2004a, 2004b; 2008; 2010) and queer phenomenology (2006a, 2006b) as a way to address wider questions about sexuality and schooling. It highlights the value of the everyday politics of emotion for elucidating and clarifying the specificities, pertinence and complementarities of Hochschild’s and Ahmed’s work for reimagining the relationship between sexualities and schooling. The combination of their approaches allows for a focus on the individual, bodily management of emotions while demonstrating the connectedness of bodies and spaces. It enables disruption of ‘inclusive’ and ‘progressive’ educational approaches that leave heterosexuality uninterrupted and provides insight into how power works in and across the bodies, discourses, practices, relations and spaces of schools to maintain a collective orientation towards heterosexuality. It also counters linear narratives of progressive change, elucidating how change is a hopeful but messy process of simultaneous constraint, transgression and transformation. Key moments from a three-year study with LGBT-Q teachers entering into civil partnerships (CP) in Ireland serve as exploratory examples of the theoretical ideas put forward in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gender and Education;28 (2), pp. 250-265
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 Gender and Education 2016 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
dc.subject emotional labour en_US
dc.subject feeling rules en_US
dc.subject emotiuonal economies en_US
dc.subject queer phenomenology en_US
dc.subject queer temporality en_US
dc.subject sexualities en_US
dc.subject schooling en_US
dc.subject LGBT-Q teachers en_US
dc.title A queer politics of emotion: reimagining sexualities and schooling 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 2017-02-20T11:13:44Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09540253.2015.1114074 2022-11-07
dc.embargo.terms 2017-05-2017 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1599709
dc.internal.rssid 1633742
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Gender And Education
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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