The Impact and Role of Emotions in Schools for Teachers and Students with Complex Gender Identities
by sj Miller - 2019
Persons who have complex gender identities are among the most under-researched, under-theorized, and least understood populations in schools. Such persons are also the most vulnerable to experiencing various forms of violence. While interventions to support persons with complex gender identities are becoming increasingly evident in schools, scant attention has been paid to the role of emotion as a mechanism for supporting such youths’ learning. Since bodily and emotional responses cannot be generalized to all experiences, the responses of others who are not attuned to the experiences of persons with complex gender identities compel such youth to expend debilitating emotional labor.
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