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Sexualities and Genders in Education

Towards Queer Thriving


  • Fills a gap with its focus on LGBTQ students in preK-12 schools and universities

  • Investigates ways queers can historically and contemporarily be seen to be thriving

  • Illustrates how queer thriving is tied up with the struggles for surviving


Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 1-35
  3. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 67-87
  4. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 89-113
  5. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 115-144
  6. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 145-167
  7. Adam J. Greteman
    Pages 187-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-210

About this book


This book explores queerness in the context of changing economic, intellectual, sexual, and school terrains. Greteman proposes the concept queer thriving to imagine how queers might develop in-contestation to becoming normalized. This work and the work of queer thriving challenge various norms that have evolved over the course of queer theory’s history. To read queer thriving into the world takes the reader into investigations of the child, the seminar classroom, queer cultures, the history of AIDS, and emerging discourses on barebacking and PrEP. Queer thriving guides queers into a 21st century that does justice to diverse queer existences, past and present.


queer studies queer education LGBTQ preK-12 schools and universities queer thriving

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Art EducationSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago, ILUSA

About the authors

Adam J. Greteman is Assistant Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sexualities and Genders in Education
  • Book Subtitle Towards Queer Thriving
  • Authors Adam J. Greteman
  • Series Title Queer Studies and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Queer Studies and Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71128-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89039-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71129-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 210
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
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