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dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T19:30:23Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T19:30:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/10103
dc.description.abstractThis study examines teachers’ experiences witnessing and addressing the sexual harassment of girls by boys in elementary and secondary schools in Southern Ontario. Through a feminist, poststructural framework using feminist methodologies, I interviewed seven teachers from different schools in order to determine teachers’ experiences witnessing, addressing and hearing about student-to-student sexual harassment. Although participants’ experiences varied, their responses revealed that sexual harassment is normalized, naturalized and reinforced in secondary and elementary schools. Themes that surfaced revealed how their understandings of sexual harassment existed outside of power relations; how language is “softened” when describing sexual harassment and sexism; how the seriousness of sexual harassment was minimized; and how gendered Islamophobia intersected with the normalization of sexual harassment. Acts of resistance challenging pervasive discourses that normalize the sexual harassment of girls by boys also arose during interviews.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectsexual harassmenten_US
dc.subjectfeminist poststructuralismen_US
dc.subjectsexismen_US
dc.subjectgendered Islamophobiaen_US
dc.subjectrape cultureen_US
dc.title“It’s just inappropriate”: The normalization of sexual harassment in Ontario schools as revealed through teachers’ storiesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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