Queer Approaches, Space, (Secondary) Education

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geography Education Specialty Group, Sexuality and Space Specialty Group
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Borgne Room, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Thomas Jekel, Alex Fanghanel
Chairs: Thomas Jekel


For more than 20 years now, queer approaches have developed across disciplinary boundaries and have also found a distinct following within the discipline of geography. However, after a first discussion of queer topics in higher education in a themed issue of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education in 1999, contributions that discuss possible added values of queer approaches to geography education have been few and far between, and, in the case of primary and secondary geography education, close to non-existent.
This session presents both theoretical and empirical research ranging from scientific conceptions of queer approaches to practical, ethical approaches at primary and secondary education levels. Contributions discuss either
- queer approaches as a subject position (knowledge and knowledge generation, learning and reflexivity) within pedagogy of geography
- queer as a politic, i.e. spatial perspectives on democracy, inclusion, and critique of hegemonic discourses
- queer as an aesthetic sensibility in terms of an openness towards creativity, innovation, and aesthetics
- the ethics of queer pedagogy
- queer pedagogy across cultural contexts
- case studies of primary and secondary geography education using queer approaches


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Thomas Jekel University of Salzburg 5 8:00 AM
Presenter Michael Brasher*, The University of Arizona , Intimate Geographies of Masculinity & Movements to Address Men's Violence 20 8:05 AM
Presenter Rachael Cofield*, Florida State University, Trans Geography and Public Discourse: Considering Exclusive Space 20 8:25 AM
Presenter Michael Lehner*, University of Salzburg, Kirstin Stuppacher, University of Salzburg, Doing trans-identity in geography education 20 8:45 AM
Presenter Jana Pokraka, University of Duisburg-Essen, Inga Gryl*, University of Duisburg-Essen, Communitycation: Analyzing multi-level power relations with a spatial planning game 20 9:05 AM
Discussant Alex Fanghanel University of Greenwich 10 9:25 AM

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