The pedagogical challenges of teaching sexual politics in the context of ethnic division

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This article discusses the challenges of teaching sexual politics in the contextof Northern Ireland. In this region, ethnonationalismhas been implicated in the constitution of sexual narratives that serve the respective ethnonationalist struggles in the region. The interaction of sexuality with ethnicity reinforcesthe importance of reflecting on pedagogical practices aroundsensitive/controversial subjects. The article draws on a mixture of pedagogicalperspectives and personal reflection to assess a set of pedagogical issuesthat face educators teaching in these complex contexts. While the reflectionsand discussions in this essay relate to a particular teaching context andsubject matter, they have broader relevance in terms of the teaching ofsensitive/controversial subjects.
LanguageEnglish
Pages50-65
Number of pages1
JournalEnhancing Learning in the Social Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Teaching
  • Sensitive Subjects
  • Prejudice
  • Sexuality
  • Social Theory

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