Exploring Sexuality in Schools

The Intersectional Reproduction of Inequality

  • Dorottya Rédai

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

About this book


This book explores the place of sexuality in a Hungarian vocational school. Building upon ethnographic research using a post-structuralist and intersectional theoretical framework, the author highlights the voices of teachers and students in their everyday environment and gives them the opportunity to speak about themselves and their experiences: in doing so, addressing a significant gap in the market. The author critically discusses key issues concerning schooling and sexuality, addressing such themes as LGBTQ+ youth and teachers, institutional hierarchy, and the role of sexuality in the re/production of social inequalities through education. Through these topics, she sensitively questions what should be expected of schools in preparing their students for the wider world. The intersectional approach employed by the author will appeal to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, from gender and sexuality studies to the sociology of education and race and ethnicity studies.


Sexuality in Schools Sex Education PSHE Gender in schools Discourses of Virginity sex and relationship education intersectionality

Authors and affiliations

  • Dorottya Rédai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gender StudiesCentral European UniversityBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20160-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20161-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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