Denying the sexual subject: schools, regulation of student sexuality

Show simple item record Allen, Louisa en 2012-02-23T00:31:53Z en 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation British Educational Research Journal 33(2):221-234 2007 en
dc.identifier.issn 0141-1926 en
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dc.description.abstract This article examines some of the discourses and practices through which schools produce and regulate student sexual identities. It suggests that schools’ ‘official culture’ can be seen as a discursive strategy which identifies a preferred student subject that is ‘non-sexual’. This preference is communicated through the contradictory nature of discourses and practices which constitute ‘official school culture’ around student sexuality. These discourses work to simultaneously acknowledge student sexuality and position young people as ‘childlike’. Through the tension created by these contradictory positionings, schools can be seen to undermine the kind of sexual agency that young people might access to support their sexual well-being. It is concluded that schools’ deployment of discourses around sexuality produces student sexual positionings that may in fact dilute sexuality education’s ‘effectiveness’ (in terms of the production of sexually responsible citizens). en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher Routledge - Taylor and Francis en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Educational Research Journal en
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dc.title Denying the sexual subject: schools, regulation of student sexuality en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01411920701208282 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 221 en
pubs.volume 33 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Routledge - Taylor and Francis en
pubs.end-page 234 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 92646 en Education and Social Work en Critical Studies in Education en
dc.identifier.eissn 1469-3518 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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