Heteronormative classrooms under surveillance: Gay academics’ concerns about addressing queer issues in China

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dc.contributor.author Cui, Le
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-19T00:25:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-19T00:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10-24
dc.identifier.issn 1936-1653
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58024
dc.description.abstract Gay academics in China are governed by both the repressive political climate and heteronormative culture on campus. This intersectional experience is still underexplored in the literature on queer teachers. Drawing on 40 gay academics’ interview narratives, this article focuses on their concerns about addressing queer issues in the classroom in Chinese universities. Heteronormativity is adopted as a theoretical concept to unpack the constitution of sexual culture on Chinese campuses. It is shown that heteronormativity operates in interpersonal interactions and institutional practices in universities. Given China’s unique political context, this research highlights the impact of repressive politics on the perpetuation of heteronormativity. A range of classroom surveillance and censorship techniques operated by the authorities are revealed as constraining gay academics from addressing queer issues in class. It is argued that university classrooms in China are heteronormative spaces where queerness is silenced by the institutions and Party-state.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of LGBT Youth
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dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subject Social Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subject Gay
dc.subject queer
dc.subject heteronormativity
dc.subject China
dc.subject university
dc.subject TEACHERS
dc.subject STUDENTS
dc.subject IDENTITY
dc.subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
dc.title Heteronormative classrooms under surveillance: Gay academics’ concerns about addressing queer issues in China
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/19361653.2021.1997692
pubs.begin-page 1
dc.date.updated 2021-12-01T21:29:59Z
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pubs.end-page 14
pubs.publication-status Published online
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pubs.subtype Article
pubs.subtype Early Access
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 873535
dc.identifier.eissn 1936-1661
pubs.online-publication-date 2021-11-10

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