Monday, January 23, 2023

The Real Purpose of Drag Queen Story Hour

The Real Purpose of Drag Queen Story Hour

Right off the bat, the abstract tells us the purpose of DQSH:

Ultimately, the authors propose that "drag pedagogy" provides a performative approach to queer pedagogy that is not simply about LGBT lives, but living queerly. (p. 440)

Then the authors state,

Through this programme, drag artists ... [are] positioning queer and trans cultural forms as valuable components of early childhood education. We are guided by the following question: what might Drag Queen Story Hour offer educators as a way of bringing queer ways of knowing and being into the education of young children?

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