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Homophobia in the Hallways : Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools - Tonya D. Callaghan

Homophobia in the Hallways

Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools


Published: 29th March 2018
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Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ensures equality regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in Canada. Despite this, gay, lesbian, and gender-nonconforming teachers in publicly-funded Catholic schools in Ontario and Alberta are being fired for living lives that Church leaders claim run contrary to Catholic doctrine about non-heterosexuality; meanwhile, requests from students to establish Gay/Straight Alliances are often denied.

In Homophobia in the Hallways, Tonya D. Callaghan interrogates institutionalized homophobia and transphobia in the publicly-funded Catholic school systems of Ontario and Alberta. Featuring twenty interviews with students and teachers who have faced overt discrimination in Catholic schools, the book blends theoretical inquiry and real-world case study, making Callaghan’s study a unique insight into religiously-inspired heterosexism and genderism. She uncovers the causes and effects of the long-standing disconnect between Canadian Catholic schools and the Charter by comparing the treatment of and attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer teachers and students in these publicly-funded systems.

Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools Critical Theory For Emancipation Participants: Domination and Resistance Media and the Law: Allies in Resisting Homophobia Catholic Documents: Doctrinal Disciplining Theorizing the Data: The Many Modes of Power Conclusion

ISBN: 9781487503451
ISBN-10: 1487503458
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 29th March 2018
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.51