Sexuality, Gender, Citizenship and Social Justice: Education’s Queer Relations

Mary Lou Rasmussen, Robert Ian Cover, Peter Aggleton, Daniel Marshall

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Rasmussen, Cover, Aggleton and Marshall provide a critical examination of sexual citizenship, by exploring key conceptual ideas that often underpin commonplace understandings of sexuality, citizenship and social justice, and trying to unsettle them. The chapter then explores how curriculum reform intersects with debates about sexual citizenship and social justice in education. The authors then turn to some of the critiques of educational reforms associated with citizenship discourses in the area of disability, religion and what Quinn and Meiners term ‘gay wins’. The chapter concludes with some provocations for future research related to sexuality education, education and belonging that purposefully eschews ‘citizenship’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice
EditorsAndrew Peterson, Robert Hattam, Michalinos Zembylas , James Arthur
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-51507-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-51506-3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016


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