"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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Author / Creator:Short, Donn, author.
Imprint:Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2013]
Description:xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Law and society series, 1496-4953
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.
Bullying in schools.
Bullying in schools -- Prevention.
Homophobia in high schools.
Ontario.
Ontario -- Toronto.
Case studies.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9051558
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ISBN:9780774823265
0774823267
9780774823272
0774823275
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-273) and index.
Also issued in electronic format.
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.

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