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Becoming Subjects: Sexualities and Secondary Schooling

1st Edition

By Mary Louise Rasmussen


272 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on key contemporary discourses related to sexualities and schooling. Such discourses include: educational strategies used to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students; considerations of how educators might influence students' sexual identity; narratives of risk and violence often asociated with LGBT youth; stories of salvation and protection; as well as debates relating to the 'closet' and calls to 'come out' in the classroom. People often are left out of discussions of sexualities and schooling are also incorporated in this text.


'Rasmussen's book contributes to and builds on existing work within the field of sexuality and schooling by providing alternatives to binary theorising of hetero/homo, in-or-out, safety and risk … The theoretical underpinning of the book will surely inform and guide a great deal of future research in the field, as it is brimming with rich ideas.' - Gender and Education

About the Author

Mary Louise Rasmussen is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy at Monash University. She is the co-editor, with Susan Talburt and Eric Rofes, of Youth and Sexualities: Pleasure, Subversion and Insubordination In and Out of Schools. Currently her research focuses on the intersections between arts, identity and public pedagogies.

About the Series

Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Curriculum Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Experimental Methods
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General