"Don't be so gay!" : queers, bullying, and making schools safe /

Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, the author considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation and concludes that the current legislation is often more responsive than proactive.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Short, Donn.
Imprint:Vancouver : UBC Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource (289 pages).
Language:English
Series:Law & society, 1925-0215
Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Subject:Bullying in schools -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Case studies.
Homophobia in high schools -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Case studies.
Gay high school students -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Bullying in schools -- Ontario -- Toronto -- Prevention -- Case studies.
Bullying in schools -- Government policy -- Ontario.
EDUCATION -- Secondary.
Bullying in schools.
Bullying in schools -- Prevention.
Homophobia in high schools.
Ontario.
Ontario -- Toronto.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12013162
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9780774823289
0774823283
0774823267
9780774823265
9781283993449
1283993449
9780774823296
0774823291
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, the author considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation and concludes that the current legislation is often more responsive than proactive.
"Recent cases of teen suicide linked with homophobic bullying have thrust the issue of school safety into the national spotlight. In "Don't Be So Gay!" Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe, Donn Short considers the effectiveness of safe school legislation. Drawing on interviews with queer youth and their allies in the Toronto area, Short concludes that current legislation is often more responsive than proactive. Moreover, cultural influences and peer pressure may be more powerful than legislation in shaping the school environment. Exploring how students' own experiences, ideas, and definitions of safety might be translated into policy reform, this book offers a fresh perspective on a hotly debated issue."--Page 4 of cover.
Other form:Print version: 9780774823265