1st Edition

From ‘Aggressive Masculinity’ to ‘Rape Culture’ An Educational Philosophy and Theory Gender and Sexualities Reader, Volume V

Edited By Liz Jackson, Michael A. Peters Copyright 2019
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    From ‘Aggressive Masculinity’ to ‘Rape Culture’ is the fifth volume in this series and explores the relationship between gender and sex roles and socialisation and education, foregrounding issues of inequity and different forms of oppression in various contexts. It tells a rich story of transformation of a field over nearly half a century, in relation to the theorisation of gender and sexuality in educational philosophy and theory. The transformation of this field is mapped on to broader social trends during the same period, enabling a better understanding of the potential role of educational philosophy and theory in developing feminist, queer, and related veins of scholarship in the future.

    The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including nature versus nurture and the debate over whether gender and sex roles are natural or based upon culture and socialisation, gender and sexual binaries, and how power is organised and circulates within educational spaces (including possibly online spaces) with regard to enabling or disrupting sexually oppressive or violently gendered social conditions. Other important trends include Internet activism and the use of intersectional theory, postcolonial theory, and global studies approaches.

    From ‘Aggressive Masculinity’ to ‘Rape Culture’ will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

    Introduction: Aggressive Masculinity, Queer Politics, and Rape Culture: The Theorisation of Gender and Sexuality in Philosophy of Education: Liz Jackson and Michael A. Peters 1. Education and aggression: J.J. Smolicz 2. Education for sexism: A theoretical analysis of the sex/gender bias in education: Bronwyn Davies 3. The rational woman: Martin Simons 4. Mill’s epistemology in practice in his liberal feminism: Gail Tulloch 5. Gender socialisation and the nature/culture controversy: the dualist’s dilemma: Ruth Jonathan 6. More sexes please?: Felicity Haynes 7. Democracy, social justice and education: Feminist strategies in a globalising world: Penny Enslin 8. Antonio Gramsci and feminism: The elusive nature of power: Margaret Ledwith 9.Queer politics in schools: A Rancierean reading: Claudia Ruitenberg 10. American Chimera: The ever-present domination of whiteness, patriarchy, and capitalism…a parable: Roberto Montoya, Cheryl E. Matias, Naomi W.M. Nishi and Geneva L. Sarcedo 11. Selfies, relfies, and phallic tagging: Posthuman participations in teen digital sexuality assemblages: Emma Renold and Jessica Ringrose 12. Weinstein, sexual predation, and ‘Rape Culture’: Public pedagogies and Hashtag Internet activism: Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley


    Liz Jackson is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong and the Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre.

    Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory.