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By Jón Ingvar Kjaran

This e-book sheds gentle on how sexuality and gender intersect in generating heteronormativity in the institution method in Iceland. inspite of fresh help for revolutionary rules concerning sexual and gender equality within the nation, there continues to be a discrepancy among coverage and perform with appreciate to LGBTQ rights and attitudes in the college method. This ebook attracts on ethnographic information and interviews with LGBTQ scholars in excessive colleges around the nation and divulges that, even though Nordic nations are often portrayed as queer utopias, the college approach in Iceland has an extended street forward in making faculties extra inclusive for all students.

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The authors suggested that the same principles applied to heterosexism as to racism and sexism. All of these terms shared the trait of describing an ideology that discriminated against a particular group of people, based on sexuality, race or gender. To begin with, lesbian feminists mainly used the term in their writing. They linked heterosexism to oppression based on gender and sex. 57 Accordingly, heterosexism and sexism intersected in maintaining the patriarchal order. Epstein has also emphasized the need to examine these phenomena in parallel.

Any discussion about gender and sexuality calls on reflecting upon how these two social constructs intersect. 33 In my research, I prioritize neither gender nor sexuality, arguing instead that discourses of gender and sexuality radically intersect in the formation of a “normative” or a “deviant” subject,34 drawing on Butler’s heterosexual matrix, performativity of gender (and sexuality) and the discursive formation subjects. 36 Namaste has in her work discussed the limits of queer theory with regard to trans reality and livability.

128 In order to understand the ethical nature of transgression (transformation), I turn my attention to Foucault’s four ethical dimensions. 129 THE SCHOOLING OF GENDERED BODIES AND SEXUALITIES 33 These are not separate entities. Instead, they overlap and work together in forming the practices of the self as it was understood in antiquity. 130 This depends on the subject position one takes each time. In the case of LGBTQ students, one could assume that their ethical substance would be to focus on their sexuality and queer existence.

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