Sexualities education and sexual citizenship: A materialist approach

Pam Alldred, Nick J. Fox

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Teachers, school nurses and youth workers approach sexualities education differently, with young people being framed respectively as ‘innocent’, presexual beings at risk of corruption by sexual knowledge or practice; as rational decision makers with legitimate sexual health needs or concerns; or as sexual citizens whose empowerment might be supported by individual and social/community level interventions. This chapter places these differing models of sexualities education within a relational approach to sexual citizenship, tracing the sexuality-education assemblages that emerge in the intra-actions between young people and these professionals, and the capacities (sexual and otherwise) they produce in bodies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth, Sexuality and Sexual Citizenship
EditorsPeter Aggleton, Rob Cover, Deana Leahy, Daniel Marshall, Mary Lou Rasmussen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351214735
ISBN (Print)9780815379874, 0815379870
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018


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