More than “Just Learning About the Organs”: Embodied Story Telling as a Basis for Learning About Sex and Relationships

  • Kate Senior
  • Richard Chenhall
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Abstract

Ethnographic approaches offer deep insights into the lives of people, and as anthropologists are our preferred approaches for our work with young people. Extended participant observation is, however, not possible in all research settings and other approaches are needed which still aim to capture the ideas and voices of young people. This chapter explores two youth-friendly methods for exploring sexuality, relationships and sexual health with young people. We document the development of a scenario-based body-mapping exercise and a participatory community-mapping exercise to form the basis of embodied story telling.

Keywords

Indigenous young people Sexual health Body mapping Participatory community mapping Ethnography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Senior
    • 1
  • Richard Chenhall
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Health and SocietyUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne School of Population and Global HealthUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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