Teenagers, sexualities-education assemblages and sexual citizenship: A new materialist analysis

Pam Alldred, Nick J Fox

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Abstract

In this chapter Alldred and Fox explore teenage pregnancy, sexualities education and sexual citizenship using a new materialist toolkit of assemblages, affects and micropolitics. They use data from two studies to study the impact of different sexualities-education assemblages (constituted around teachers, school nurses and youth workers) upon the sexual and non-sexual capacities produced in young people. These capacities – for instance, a capacity to assert rights to express specific sexual desires or a capacity to manage fertility proactively – contribute inter alia to young people’s (sexual) ‘citizen-ing’. Alldred and Fox conclude by assessing the wider implications of these assemblages for sexual citizenship – in the context of the continuing emphasis upon educational approaches to address issues of non-normative sexualities including teenage pregnancy and parenting, and the opportunities for an alternative nomadic citizenship of becoming and lines of flight.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager
Subtitle of host publicationNarratives from the Field(s)
EditorsAnnelies Kamp, Majella McSharry
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang Ltd
Chapter10
Pages219-242
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781787075146
ISBN (Print)9781787071803
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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    Alldred, P., & Fox, N. J. (2017). Teenagers, sexualities-education assemblages and sexual citizenship: A new materialist analysis. In A. Kamp, & M. McSharry (Eds.), Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager: Narratives from the Field(s) (pp. 219-242). Peter Lang Ltd. https://doi.org/10.3726/b10545