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Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education


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Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.

Please send inquiries and proposals to: Wayne Martino (wmartino@uwo.ca), Emma Renold (Renold@cardiff.ac.uk) and Elsbeth Wright (elsbeth.wright@tandf.co.uk).

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Gender, Definitional Politics and 'Live' Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences

Gender, Definitional Politics and 'Live' Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences

1st Edition

Emily F. Henderson
June 24, 2019

Waking up to the reactivity of concepts, to their myriad possibilities for signification, to the range and strength of affective responses they provoke, can happen at any time, in any place. Conceptual contestations shake up the comfortably consolidated foundations of sociological knowledge...

Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education: Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens

Boys, Bodies, and Physical Education: Problematizing Identity, Schooling, and Power Relations through a Pleasure Lens

1st Edition

Göran Gerdin
June 07, 2019

Using visual ethnography, this book explores the many forms of pleasures that boys derive in and through the spaces and their bodies in physical education. Employing the works of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, Gerdin examines how pleasure is connected to identity, schooling, and power relations...

Schooling Sexual Cultures: Visual Research in Sexuality Education

Schooling Sexual Cultures: Visual Research in Sexuality Education

1st Edition

Louisa Allen
June 07, 2019

Moving beyond the traditional focus on curriculum and pedagogy, this volume explores hidden dimensions of sexuality education in schools and how sexual meanings are produced. Challenging the standard understandings of sexuality education, Allen discusses how students’ knowledge of sexualities is...

Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Girls and Women

Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Girls and Women

1st Edition

Jennifer L. Martin, Ashley E. Nickels, Martina Sharp-Grier
June 07, 2019

Feminist programming, no matter the venue, provides opportunities for young girls and women, as well as men, to acquire leadership skills and the confidence to create sustainable social change. Offering a wide-ranging overview of different types of feminist engagement, the chapters in this volume...

Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education: International Perspectives

Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Garth Stahl, Joseph Nelson, Derron Wallace
June 04, 2019

This collection investigates the ways in which boys and young men negotiate neoliberal discourse surrounding aspiration and how neoliberalism shapes their identities. Expanding the field of masculinity studies in education, the contributors offer international comparisons of different subgroups of...

LGBT-Q Teachers, Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage: The Ambivalences of Legitimacy

LGBT-Q Teachers, Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage: The Ambivalences of Legitimacy

1st Edition

Aoife Neary
June 04, 2019

The introduction of legislative structures for same-sex relationships provides a new lens for grappling with the politics of sexuality in schools and society. The emergence of civil partnership and same-sex marriage in Ireland brings to the fore international debates around public intimacy,...

The Pedagogies and Politics of Liking

The Pedagogies and Politics of Liking

1st Edition

Adam Greteman, Kevin J. Burke
June 04, 2019

This book explores the usage and significance of the word "like" across a wide range of disciplines, focusing in particular on its influence in education and pedagogy. From the advent of the "like button" on Facebook to the common verbal tic, liking has become an integral part of our everyday lives...

Gender and Care with Young Children: A Feminist Material Approach to Early Childhood Education

Gender and Care with Young Children: A Feminist Material Approach to Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

B. Denise Hodgins
May 03, 2019

This book is an exploration of how children, educators, and things become implicated in gendered caring practices. Drawing on a collaborative research study with early childhood educators and young children, the author examines what an engagement with human-and non-human relationality does to...

Women, Islam and Education in Iran

Women, Islam and Education in Iran

1st Edition

Goli M. Rezai-Rashti, Golnar Mehran, Shirin Abdmolaei
March 14, 2019

Drawing on the complexities and nuances in women’s education in relation to the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, this edited collection examines implications of religious-based policies on gender relations as well as the unanticipated outcomes of increasing participation of women in...

Starting with Gender in International Higher Education Research: Conceptual Debates and Methodological Considerations

Starting with Gender in International Higher Education Research: Conceptual Debates and Methodological Considerations

1st Edition

Emily F. Henderson, Z Nicolazzo
November 29, 2018

Bridging a gap between higher education research and women’s and gender studies, this volume explores the conceptual underpinnings and methodological implications involved in researching different concepts commonly associated with gender, including queer, trans*, women, men, feminisms,...

Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools: Art-led Understandings of Masculinities

Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools: Art-led Understandings of Masculinities

1st Edition

Donal O'Donoghue
August 06, 2018

This book is about boys’ experiences of being educated in independent single-sex schools in Canada. These experiences, which are oftentimes attributed to particular places and moments at school, reveal ways in which school places are both "companionable" and "influential" in how boys become...

Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race

Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race

1st Edition

Tamara Shefer, Jeff Hearn, Kopano Ratele, Floretta Boonzaier
June 18, 2018

Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race offers critical perspectives on contemporary research and practice directed at young people across the global north and south. Drawing upon pedagogical, programmatic,...

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