A hostile environment: affect, emotion and power in lesbian teachers' reflections on Section 28

Harding, Jennifer (2023) A hostile environment: affect, emotion and power in lesbian teachers' reflections on Section 28. Oral History, 51 (2). pp. 50-66. ISSN 0143-0955

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This article discusses interviews with lesbian teachers working in English schools in the 1980s during which time Section 28 of the 1988 Local Government Act (UK) became law. It examines how they were affected by and responded to this homophobic piece of legislation, focussing on the role of affect and emotion in the exercise of power. It examines the analytical potential of the concept of affective atmosphere and the use of oral history in exploring how subjects may encounter and experience atmospheres as discomforting or comforting, disempowering or empowering.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Section 28; affective atmosphere; affect; emotion; discomfort; power; lesbian teachers
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Jennifer Harding
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2023 09:10
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 10:49
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8677

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