Plastic or phalloplasty? Negotiating masculinity and (cis)gender norms in schools and the academy

Boni Wozolek, Reagan P. Mitchell

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Through an imagining of gender-queer space as a site that opens up a mesh of possibilities in schooling, this paper argues that a gender-queer hidden curriculum as enacted through a gender-queer space can be one possible corrective framework to the pervasive cis-norms and values that enact violence against queer, trans, and gender-fluid youth in schools. Using the respective authors’ counternarratives and an analysis found in dissensus, the authors argue that the significance of these spaces in as much about school safety as it is about unlearning normalized gender understandings in local and less local contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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