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

Pam Alldred, Nick J Fox

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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
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781787075146
ISBN (Print)9781787071803
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


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