Caste and Queerness in Hindu India: Examining how Human-More Than Human Relations Shape Learning Spaces

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Abstract

In the aftermath of the Section 377 judgement that decriminalized homosexuality in India, the positioning of Hinduism as historically welcoming and accepting of queerness has swiftly pervaded the Indian landscape. While a useful shift in the public sphere, the intersectional axes of caste, gender, and sexuality within everyday learning spaces is still fraught. In this paper, I examine how the cultural practices of caste-privileged and straight Indian teachers were privileged and shaped learning spaces. Drawing on Indigenous, queer feminist and feminist new materialist theories, the intra-action analysis methods developed in this study trace how dominant communities' ways of knowing become inscribed into the meaning that everyday objects in school spaces take on, making invisible, queer ways of knowing and being. This work offers an approach to examining precolonial histories that shape learning spaces in India towards fighting against the rise in Hindu nationalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All
Subtitle of host publicationOverarching Research, Development, and Practices - 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
EditorsClark Chinn, Edna Tan, Carol Chan, Yael Kali
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages1569-1572
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330653
StatePublished - 2022
Event16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
ISSN (Print)1814-9316

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/6/226/10/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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