“Cada um no seu canto!”: Olhares de jovens do ensino profissional sobre homossexualidade e masculinidade

39 | 2019

Nicolas Martins da Silva* e Sofia Marques da Silva**

* Mestre em Ciências da Educação pela Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8288-3174
**  Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (FPCEUP), Portugal / CIIE – Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Educativas – FPCEUP, Portugal 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2688-1171

“Each one in their place!”: The view on homosexuality and masculinity of young people undergoing professional training

In this article, we study processes of social construction of homosexuality in an educational context, employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. Our research attempts to fill a gap in the existing literature on homophobia and homosexuality by focusing on the neglected area of professional training. We employ the concepts of sexuality, heteronormativity and homophobia to analyse the perspectives of young boys and young girls regarding homosexuality at school and society at large, prejudice, stereotypes and the role of sexual education.


young people, homosexuality, heteronormativity, homophobia, professional training

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2019.39.12
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