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The Resource Homophobic bullying : research and theoretical perspectives, Ian Rivers

Homophobic bullying : research and theoretical perspectives, Ian Rivers

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Homophobic bullying : research and theoretical perspectives
Title
Homophobic bullying
Title remainder
research and theoretical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Ian Rivers
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Homophobic Bullying, Ian Rivers reviews primary data from key studies conducted in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and Scandinavia that have shaped the way we view homophobia in educational contexts. Using theories and ideas drawn from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and ethology, this book aims to conceptualize homophobic bullying as a construct of dominant institutions and groups that reinforce beliefs about the abnormality of homosexuality. Rivers demonstrates how bullying is a complex social process in which perpetrators are supported by active confederates, passive bystanders, and indifferent onlookers. Rivers also discusses new forms of bullying, such as cyberbullying, and explores the theoretical and social-psychological implications of bullying using new technologies. He discusses the challenges faced by teachers in eroding negative, implicit attitudes in the face of socially acceptable, explicit expressions of these attitudes. Included here are primary data drawn from various studies that Rivers has conducted over the past two decades, along with discussions of key studies conducted by other researchers in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Scandinavia. Rivers explores the psycho-social correlates and potential long-term effects of bullying and homophobia, using various clinical studies as a guide to understanding the potential harm that results from school-based aggression. An important feature of this book is the integration of primary quantitative and qualitative data, case studies from parents, suggested lesson plans, and reports of recent legal action that highlight the dangers for students and teachers of not combating this particular form of school violence. Finally, the book looks to the future and the changing face of schools, the gradual erosion of homophobia as an accepted 'norm' within society, and the institutions that train future generations. Ultimately, this book reflects the research journey of its author and the development of a substantive world-wide body of evidence charting the challenges faced by those who are or are simply labeled lesbian, gay, or bisexual. -- Book Jacket
  • In Homophobic Bullying, Ian Rivers reviews primary data from key studies conducted in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and Scandinavia that have shaped the way we view homophobia in educational contexts. Using theories and ideas drawn from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and ethology, he characterizes homophobic bullying as a construct of dominant institutions and groups that reinforce beliefs about the abnormality of homosexuality. Rivers demonstrates that bullying is a complex social process, where perpetrators are supported by active confederates, passive bystanders, and indifferent onlookers. He explores the psychosocial correlates and potential long-term effects of bullying and homophobia, using various clinical cases as a guide to understanding the potential long-term harm that school-based aggression can cause. He also discusses the implications of bullying using new technologies, such as cyberbullying. Integrating primary quantitative and qualitative data, case studies from parents, and reports of recent legal actions, Rivers highlights the dangers---for both students and teachers---of not combating this form of school violence. He explains the challenges faced by teachers trying to erode implicit negative attitudes in the face of explicit socially acceptable statements about attitudes, and also provides suggested lesson plans developed for the U.K. education system on behalf of the Health Development Agency. Looking to the future and the changing face of schools, Rivers sees the gradual erosion of homophobia as an accepted ǹorm' within society and the institutions that train future generations. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rivers, Ian
Dewey number
371.5/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC212.83.G7
LC item number
R59 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homophobia in schools
  • Bullying in schools
Label
Homophobic bullying : research and theoretical perspectives, Ian Rivers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bullying: an overview of research -- Students who are different -- Theorising bullying -- Psychosocial correlates and long-term effects -- The school experience -- Practical issues for parents and teachers -- The legacy of homophobic bullying at school -- Summary and general conclusions
Control code
150330580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780195160536
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010046856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)150330580
Label
Homophobic bullying : research and theoretical perspectives, Ian Rivers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bullying: an overview of research -- Students who are different -- Theorising bullying -- Psychosocial correlates and long-term effects -- The school experience -- Practical issues for parents and teachers -- The legacy of homophobic bullying at school -- Summary and general conclusions
Control code
150330580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780195160536
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010046856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)150330580

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