By Ian Rivers
Homophobic Bullying: study and Theoretical Perspectives offers a overview of key experiences that experience formed the best way we view homophobia in academic contexts. utilizing theories and ideas drawn from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and ethology, this ebook goals to conceptualize homophobic bullying as a build of dominant associations and teams that strengthen ideals concerning the abnormality of homosexuality. Rivers demonstrates how bullying is a posh social method within which perpetrators are supported by means of lively confederates, passive bystanders, and detached onlookers. Rivers additionally discusses new varieties of bullying, corresponding to cyberbullying, and explores the theoretical and social-psychological implications of bullying utilizing new applied sciences. He discusses the demanding situations confronted by means of academics in eroding adverse, implicit attitudes within the face of socially applicable, specific expressions of those attitudes.
Included listed below are basic information drawn from numerous experiences that Rivers has carried out over the last 20 years, in addition to discussions of key experiences performed by means of different researchers within the US, Canada, united kingdom, Australia, and Scandinavia. Rivers explores the psycho-social correlates and capability long term results of bullying and homophobia, utilizing quite a few medical reviews as a advisor to realizing the aptitude damage that effects from school-based aggression. a tremendous function of this booklet is the combination of fundamental quantitative and qualitative info, case reviews from mom and dad, urged lesson plans, and reviews of modern criminal motion that spotlight the hazards for college students and academics of now not battling this actual type of tuition violence. ultimately, the ebook appears to the longer term and the altering face of colleges, the sluggish erosion of homophobia as an approved 'norm' inside of society, and the associations that teach destiny generations. eventually, this ebook displays the examine trip of its writer and the improvement of a major world-wide physique of facts charting the demanding situations confronted through those people who are or are easily classified lesbian, homosexual, or bisexual.
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