Title

Race, Class, and Emerging Adolescent Sexuality: Teacher Perceptions and Sexual Harrassment in Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-24-2011

Publication Title

Gender and Education

DOI

10.1080/09540253.2010.536143

ISSN

1360-0516

Abstract

Sexual harassment is a highly troubling gendered phenomenon that plagues young women on a daily basis. The way in which sexual harassment is perceived and treated is varied and is largely based on racial and class stereotypes. This paper highlights the findings from a study in which a group of middle and high school teachers were interviewed and their perceptions of sexual harassment on their campuses were discussed. What was revealed throughout this study was the way in which many teachers’ notions of sexuality are conceptualised through their notions of class and race. This paper addresses how such racial and class stereotypes veil the sexual victimisation of many young women.

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