STEM of desire: Queer theories and science education

Will Letts (Editor), Steve Fifield (Editor)

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STEM of Desire: Queer Theories and Science Education locates, creates, and investigates intersections of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and queer theorizing. Manifold desires - personal, political cultural - produce and animate STEM education. Queer theories instigate and explore (im)possibilities for knowing and being through desires normal and strange. The provocative original manuscripts in this collection draw on queer theories and allied perspectives to trace entanglements of STEM education, sex, sexuality, gender, and desire and to advance constructive critique, creative world-making, and (com)passionate advocacy. Not just another call for inclusion, this volume turns to what and how STEM education and diverse, desiring subjects might be(come) in relation to each other and the world.

STEM of Desire is the first book-length project on queering STEM education. Eighteen chapters and two poems by 27 contributors consider STEM education in schools and universities, museums and other information learning environments, and everyday life. Subject areas include physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics, nursing and medicine, environmental education, early childhood education, teacher education, and education standards. These queering orientations and professors, undergraduate and graduate students, scholars, policy makers, and academic libraries
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill | Sense
Number of pages367
ISBN (Electronic)9789004331068
ISBN (Print)9789004331051, 9789004369986
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameCultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education Research Dialogs
PublisherBrill Sense
ISSN (Print)2589-6199


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