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ERIC Number: EJ828931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Sex Education, Homosexuality, and Social Contestation in 1970s New Zealand
Brickell, Chris
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v7 n4 p387-406 Nov 2007
This essay examines the relationships between homosexuality and sex education in New Zealand during the 1970s. It argues that reading sex education debates and resources provides a useful way of exploring connections between the ontologies and politics of sexuality at that time. In particular, the advent of social movements concerned with sexual issues marked a turning point in homosexuality's appearance within formal and informal modes of sex education. During the 1970s, sex education and related debates became a key site at which various conceptualisations of homosexuality were constructed and contested. By analysing the struggles between radical and conservative perspectives, we can see how same-sex desire came to symbolise changing sexual mores, as well as broader ideas about social order and social change. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand