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Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in EducationChanging Perspectives on LGBT Representation in ELT Textbooks

Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in Education: Changing Perspectives on LGBT Representation... [This chapter examines the issue of including LGBT content in published language teaching materials. It showcases a particular project which I worked on at the beginning of my writing career and which now represents an interesting case study in how LGBT content can be sanitized within the context of globalized teaching materials. It shows how this material was eventually repackaged and reappropriated for a global market. The chapter begins by analysing heteronormativity - gay invisibility - erasure - in materials and then explores different strategies for introducing or adapting LGBT content, providing general advice about queering ELT while always keeping in mind local contexts. The chapter then explains the continued struggle to challenge heteronormativity as the market becomes increasingly globalized and authors see their influence in materials creation diminish. The chapter finishes with some positive examples of how more inclusive materials can be produced today, focusing on online examples of LGBT content and includes general recommendations for practitioners.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in EducationChanging Perspectives on LGBT Representation in ELT Textbooks

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
ISBN
978-3-030-64029-3
Pages
339 –368
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64030-9_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter examines the issue of including LGBT content in published language teaching materials. It showcases a particular project which I worked on at the beginning of my writing career and which now represents an interesting case study in how LGBT content can be sanitized within the context of globalized teaching materials. It shows how this material was eventually repackaged and reappropriated for a global market. The chapter begins by analysing heteronormativity - gay invisibility - erasure - in materials and then explores different strategies for introducing or adapting LGBT content, providing general advice about queering ELT while always keeping in mind local contexts. The chapter then explains the continued struggle to challenge heteronormativity as the market becomes increasingly globalized and authors see their influence in materials creation diminish. The chapter finishes with some positive examples of how more inclusive materials can be produced today, focusing on online examples of LGBT content and includes general recommendations for practitioners.]

Published: Mar 24, 2021

Keywords: LGBT content; Heteronormativity; Queering ELT; Globalized teaching materials

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