This module introduces participants to critical perspectives on sexual identity from a social constructionist perspective. In particular, these approaches critique common assumptions about ‘natural’, trans-historical or universal sexuality and identify a range of factors at work in the constitution of sexual subjectivities in social and cultural context. The module encourages participants to analyse these factors particularly in relation to processes associated with globalisation. The effects of globalisation mean that the character and limits of ‘local cultural contexts’ are increasingly open and uncertain. This has implications for how we think about sexual identity and sexuality more broadly.
|The Social Construction of Sexual Identities Outline for Participants||46.36 KB|
|The Social Construction of Sexual Identities Facilitator Notes||260.06 KB|
|The Social Construction of Sexual Identities Powerpoint Slides||458.5 KB||Powerpoint file|
|Resource: The Social Construction of Sexual Identities Handout A||16.7 KB|
|Resource: The Social Construction of Sexual Identities Handout B||23.35 KB|