Homophobic Bullying: Research and Theoretical Perspectives

Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Rivers, Ian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-516053-6

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Homophobic Bullying: Research and Theoretical Perspectives provides a review of key studies that have shaped the way we view homophobia in educational contexts. Using theories and ideas drawn from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and ethology, this book aims to conceptualize homophobic bullying as a construct of dominant institutions and groups that reinforce beliefs about the abnormality of homosexuality.

Rivers demonstrates how bullying is a complex social process in which perpetrators are supported by active confederates, passive bystanders, and indifferent onlookers. Rivers also discusses new forms of bullying, such as cyberbullying, and explores the theoretical and social-psychological implications of bullying using new technologies. He discusses the challenges faced by teachers in eroding negative, implicit attitudes in the face of socially acceptable, explicit expressions of these attitudes.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Rivers, Ian
ISBN: 978-0-19-516053-6
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 248
Year: 2011