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ERIC Number: EJ830446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
HIV/AIDS Education in Schools: The "Unassembled" Youth as a Curricular Project
Schee, Carolyn Vander; Baez, Benjamin
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v30 n1 p33-46 Mar 2009
This paper describes the ways in which administrative structures of the state, techniques of self-government, and practices of social relations exist within HIV/AIDS curricular discourses, a critique enabled by a Foucauldian analytical frame. We argue that youth have been singled out as a particularly risky lot and are therefore prime candidates for HIV/AIDS education. We situate HIV/AIDS education as a method of neoliberal governmentality concerned with regulating the categories of health, risk, and disease in relation to youthful identities. Our aim is to expose the ways in which scientific "savoir," values, freedom and restraint work in tandem and hold the potential to shape youthful lives in meaningful ways. We further hope to unmask a certain kind of politics of knowledge that goes, for the most part, unquestioned, because it is linked to normalized ideas about sexuality, morality, individual responsibility, risk, and health. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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