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Performing an intervention

Marshall, Daniel and Rasmussen, Mary Lou 2013, Performing an intervention, Sex education: sexuality, society and learning, vol. 13, no. Supplement 1, pp. S1-S6, doi: 10.1080/14681811.2013.814863.

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Title Performing an intervention
Author(s) Marshall, DanielORCID iD for Marshall, Daniel
Rasmussen, Mary Lou
Journal name Sex education: sexuality, society and learning
Volume number 13
Issue number Supplement 1
Start page S1
End page S6
Total pages 6
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013-07-30
ISSN 1468-1811
Keyword(s) history of sexuality
sexuality education
sexual education policy
feminist theory
gay studies
Summary What does it mean to intervene, or to perform an intervention? Presumptively conflictual, the term finds meaning in its clinical and behavioural application as an enforced practice of modification: one performs an intervention on an (often) unwilling subject. Cut one way, you could tell a history of sex/ualities education as a history of interventions of this kind: efforts to interrupt and redirect affective investments, sexual practices and undesirable identifications. The sexually active young person, the homosexual, the single mother, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous people, promiscuous poor people – these are some of intervention’s favourite things. These are subjects constituted in part through histories of psycho-therapeutic, medical and health educational correction, histories that are still elaborating themselves through a series of familiar contemporary concerns and campaigns.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14681811.2013.814863
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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