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Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education

Jen Gilbert


Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education is a study of the educational breakdowns, conflicts and controversies that emerge as sexuality circulates through the spaces and relations of schooling. I focus specifically on LGBTQ issues and argue that welcoming LGBTQ students, families, teachers and issues into education requires us to rethink our theories of sexuality. Beginning with the contradiction that sexuality poses both a limit and an incitement to education, I turn to psychoanalysis and queer theory to ask: how does sexuality come to bear on teaching and learning? Since sexuality fuels ... More

Keywords: LGBTQ studies, Sex education, Queer theory, Psychoanalysis, Education, Schools, Curriculum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816686377
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816686377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jen Gilbert, author
Associate Professor of Education, York University