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A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling Status Quo or Status Queer?

reviewed by Mari E. Koerner - 2006

coverTitle: A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling Status Quo or Status Queer?
Author(s): Eric Rofes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742541959, Pages: 169, Year: 2005
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Recently The New York Times Magazine published an article about a film director who made a movie showing an affair between a man and a woman.  The reason the film warranted an entire article in the Sunday supplement is because it is a story about sex using real, not simulated, movie sex.  Of course, there are porn films, but this is a “serious” movie which will play in mainstream theatres.  The director notes, “You can show people eating and doing normal things but you can’t show two people making love, the most natural of things” (Rodrick, 2005, p. 24).  I think the director is credible, and it makes sense to me intellectually, but I am not sure the actors had to have real sex in order for the movie to be better. I am unconvinced it makes the product all that more worthwhile. Is sex the point?  Or is there... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 149-152
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12111, Date Accessed: 8/3/2021 2:29:33 PM

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  • Mari Koerner
    University of Massachusetts, Boston
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    Dr. MARI E. KOERNER is a Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Curriculum and Instruction. Professor Koerner works in the Leadership in Urban Schools doctoral program at UMB, teaching a doctoral seminar and serving on dissertation committees. She also works at the Institute for Community Inclusion developing early childhood professional development programs. She has recently been appointed to serve as Program Chair for Division K (Teacher Education for the American Education Research Association 2006 Conference and also will serve on the Board of Examiners for NCATE in the 2005-2006 academic year. Her research interests include practicum experiences for preservice teachers and issues of diversity in university and PreK-12 classrooms.
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