Constructing Sexualities and Gendered Bodies in School Spaces: Nordic Insights on Queer and Transgender Students

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This work sheds light on how sexuality and gender intersect in producing heteronormativity within the school system in Iceland. In spite of recent support for progressive policies regarding sexual and gender equality in the country, there remains a discrepancy between policy and practice with respect to LGBTQ rights and attitudes within the school system. Kjaran draws on ethnographic data and interviews with LGBTQ students in high schools across the country and reveals that, although Nordic countries are sometimes portrayed as queer utopias, the school system in Iceland has a long road ahead in making schools more inclusive for all students.
Original languageIcelandic
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan US
Number of pages243
ISBN (Print)9781137533326
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameQueer Studies and Education

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