Gaslighting queerness: schooling as a place of violent assemblages

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Gaslighting is often discussed as an intentional set of interactions that are designed to leave the victim question her own sense of self and sanity. Through an autoethnographic counternarrative, this article argues that queerness is gaslit through schooling as both a process that is continually carried out and a product that is socioculturally constructed. Under this framing, the author explores the multiplicities of space that facilitate gaslighting, from direct intentions with individuals to the insidious norms and values that allow sociocultural business-as-usual to play a distinct role in gaslighting queerness in schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-338
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of LGBT Youth
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Education


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