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Young Bisexual Women’s Experiences in Secondary Schools

1st Edition

By Mary-Anne McAllum


212 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Emerging from a case study in secondary schools, this book explores young bisexual women’s notions of bisexuality through their own sense of self-identification and how they express their personal beliefs. McAllum sheds light on the presence and practices of "bisexual misrecognition" and "bi-misogyny" in school settings, and draws out the implications of this bias on bisexual women. Incorporating women’s own spoken and written anecdotes, this book reveals hidden narratives and helps boost awareness about the social and learning needs of young bisexual women.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Literature review 3. Methodology 4. Method 5. Bisexual identity: young bisexual women’s interpretations and experiences 6. Sexuality Education 7. Young bisexual women’s experiences of misrecognition in school culture 8. Summary and Conclusion Appendices

About the Author

Mary-Anne McAllum isan independent health and sexualities education consultant based in Taranaki, New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Health & Sexuality
EDUCATION / Students & Student Life