Undoing Gender und Queer Pädagogik – Gleich verschieden problematisch

Translated title of the contribution: Undoing gender and queer pedagogy - equally differently problematic

Karsten Kenklies, Sebastian Engelmann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Within German Education Studies, it is only just recently that the insights of Queer Theory have been recognised. Oscillating between a critique of heteronormativity based on values of social justice and a more self-critical critique of all forms of normativity, the recognition of Queer Theory in pedagogy presents a challenge for educational practice inasmuch every educational practice has a normative foundation. This becomes especially significant in discussions around 'undoing gender': which normativity is to be affirmed, and which to be deconstructed, based on which justification? It will be the main argument of this chapter to show that the challenges presented by the inclusion of a concept like 'undoing gender' in pedagogy are indeed challenges for every queer-informed educational practice and, therefore, educational theory.
Translated title of the contributionUndoing gender and queer pedagogy - equally differently problematic
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationVon der Vielheit der Geschlechter
Subtitle of host publicationNeue interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Genderdiskussion
EditorsJulia v. Dall' Armi, Verena Schurt
Place of PublicationWiesbaden, Germany
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783658322519
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2021


  • gender pedagogy
  • queer pedagogy
  • educational science


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