Sexualities: Personal lives and social policy (Personal Lives and Social Policy Series)

Sexualities: Personal lives and social policy (Personal Lives and Social Policy Series)

By: Jean Carabine (editor)Paperback

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Sexualities: Personal Lives and Social Policy explores the choices that we make about our sexuality and how these can transform our personal lives. It analyses how social policy informs and responds to such choices through an examination of normative assumptions about sexuality and its role in forming, regulating and constituting welfare subjects, discourses, theories, provisions and practices. Drawing upon a number of analytical tools and theoretical perspectives, the authors illustrate that sexuality is simultaneously central and marginal to the concerns of social policy. They place particular emphasis on social policy as a site of regulation that restricts and constrains our personal lives, but also highlight how social policy might be used as an instrument of positive change.

About Author

Dr Jean Carabine is Lecturer in Social Policy at The Open University. She is editor of the journal, Critical Social Policy, and has written extensively on the intersection between discourses of sexuality and social policy.


Introduction; Personal lives; Defining sexuality; From personal lives to public policies; Sexuality and social policy; Centring sexuality and personal lives in social policy analyses; Conclusion; Further resources; References.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781861345189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781861345189
  • ISBN10: 1861345186

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