1st Edition

Sexual Citizenship and Queer Post-Feminism Young Women’s Health and Identity Politics

By Ruby Grant Copyright 2021
    158 Pages
    by Routledge

    158 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sexual Citizenship and Queer Post-Feminism makes new connections between post-feminism and queer theory to explore the complexities of contemporary gender and sexuality. In a wide-ranging examination of sex education, safe sex, and sexual healthcare, this book demonstrates how queer post-feminist discourses practically shape young women’s lives.

    Bisexual, pansexual, non-binary, queer. With the ever-expanding scope of gender and sexuality categories, some feminists have bemoaned a "shrinking of the lesbian world." But how do young women understand these identity politics? Drawing on extensive interviews with queer young people, this book offers a timely exploration of the links between identity, sex, and health.

    Utilising cross-disciplinary perspectives grounded in international social science research, this book will appeal to students and scholars with interests in sexuality and sexual health and those in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, public health, social work, and sociology. The book also offers implications for practice, suitable for policy-makers, health practitioners, and activist audiences.


    1. Identity Politics: Queer Women’s Negotiations of Sexual Labels

    2. Not Like Other Girls: Post-feminism and Understanding Non-Binary Genders

    3. Sex Education and Queer Post-feminist Sexual Citizenship

    4. Safety, Risk, and Trust: Negotiating ‘Good’ Sexual Citizenship

    5. The Politics of Queer Sexual Health



    Ruby Grant is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Tasmania. Informed by intersectional feminist philosophies and queer theory, Grant’s research focuses on queer identity politics, sexual citizenship, and gender equity and diversity.