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Burns, Kellie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
In this response to Damien Riggs' analysis of sex education websites, the author draws on Foucault's understanding of knowledge, power and governmentality to understand how some forms of knowledge about sex and sexuality become normalised "official knowledge" that frame institutional policies and practices and shape everyday discourses. Foucault…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Educational Practices, Children
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Payne, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article is written in response to the work of Damien Riggs, providing a critical reading of his analysis of the inherent homophobia and gender normativity present in a selection of sexuality education websites targeted at children. Taking up the productive possibilities of both silences and narrative disruptions, the author examines a moment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Paleontology, Internet