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Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching MaterialsLGBT Invisibility and Heteronormativity in ELT Materials

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials: LGBT Invisibility and Heteronormativity in... [In a newspaper article published in 2012, the writer and journalist Owen Jones concluded his assessment of the evolving legal landscape surrounding homosexuality and changing social attitudes in the UK as follows:Thanks to the struggle of gay people, the law no longer writes us off as lesser human beings. It’s a tremendous accomplishment that was achieved at great cost. But the struggle for ‘normalisation’ — to be gay without anyone even raising an eyebrow — may have decades to go.(Jones, 2012)] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching MaterialsLGBT Invisibility and Heteronormativity in ELT Materials

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
ISBN
978-1-349-34872-5
Pages
40 –63
DOI
10.1057/9781137384263_3
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In a newspaper article published in 2012, the writer and journalist Owen Jones concluded his assessment of the evolving legal landscape surrounding homosexuality and changing social attitudes in the UK as follows:Thanks to the struggle of gay people, the law no longer writes us off as lesser human beings. It’s a tremendous accomplishment that was achieved at great cost. But the struggle for ‘normalisation’ — to be gay without anyone even raising an eyebrow — may have decades to go.(Jones, 2012)]

Published: Oct 31, 2015

Keywords: Internal Homophobia; Civil Partnership; Compulsory Heterosexuality; Representational Practice; Homophobic Bully

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