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The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education

Editors: Allen, Louisa, Rasmussen, Mary Lou (Eds.)

  • Provides a definitive reference point for sexuality education scholars Collects 32 contributions from 12 countries to both demarcate the field and stimulate critical discussion of its edges Offers rich and multidisciplinary essays from renowned experts and rising stars in the field Highlights the variety of environments and spaces that sexuality education inhabits and is taught inEmphasises how essential sexuality education is for communities around the globe 

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About this book

This authoritative, state-of-the-art Handbook provides an authoritative overview of issues within sexuality education, coupled with ground-breaking discussion of emerging and unconventional insights in the field. With 32 contributions from 12 countries it definitively traces the landscape of issues, theories and practices in sexuality education globally.  These rich and multidisciplinary essays are written by renowned critical sexualities studies experts and rising stars in this area and grouped under four main areas:

  • Global Assemblages of Sexuality Education
  • Sexualities Education in Schools
  • Sexual Cultures, Entertainment Media and Communication Technologies
  • Re-animating What Else Sexuality Education Research Can Do, Be and Become
Importantly, this Handbook does not equate sexuality education with safer sex education nor understand this subject as confined to school based programmes. Instead, sexuality education is understood more broadly and to occur in spaces as diverse as community settings and entertainment media, and via communication technologies. It is an essential and comprehensive reference resource for academics, students and researchers of sexuality education that both demarcates the field and stimulates critical discussion of its edges.   

About the authors

Louisa Allen is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She specialises in research in the areas of sexualities, young people and schooling and innovative research methodologies which seek to engage hard to reach research populations and examines these areas most recently through the lenses of queer and feminist new materialist theoretical frameworks. She has written four books, the latest co-edited with Mary Lou Rasmussen and Kathleen Quinlivan, entitled The Politics of Pleasure in Sexuality Education: Pleasure Bound
Mary Lou Rasmussen is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Her expertise is in gender, sexualities and education. She is also interested in young people’s beliefs about religions and non-religious world views, and in secularism and sexuality education and one of her recent books is Progressive Sexuality Education: The Conceits of Secularism.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Introduction to The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education

    Allen, Louisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • ‘Sex and History’: Talking Sex with Objects from the Past

    Fisher, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • The Manufacture of Consensus: The Development of United Nations Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education

    Yankah, Ekua (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • Sexuality Education in Ghana and Mozambique: An Examination of Colonising Assemblages Informing School-based Sexuality Education Initiatives

    Miedema, Esther (et al.)

    Pages 69-93

  • More than “Just Learning About the Organs”: Embodied Story Telling as a Basis for Learning About Sex and Relationships

    Senior, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

Buy this book

eBook £198.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40033-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £247.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40032-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education
Editors
  • Louisa Allen
  • Mary Lou Rasmussen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40033-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40033-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40032-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 720
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics