From ‘Aggressive Masculinity’ to ‘Rape Culture’ is the fifth volume in this series and explores the relationship between gender and sex roles and socialisation and education, foregrounding issues of inequity and different forms of oppression in various contexts. It tells a rich story of transformation of a field over nearly half a century, in relation to the theorisation of gender and sexuality in educational philosophy and theory. The transformation of this field is mapped on to broader social trends during the same period, enabling a better understanding of the potential role of educational philosophy and theory in developing feminist, queer, and related veins of scholarship in the future.

The collection of texts focuses on a wide range of topics, including nature versus nurture and the debate over whether gender and sex roles are natural or based upon culture and socialisation, gender and sexual binaries, and how power is organised and circulates within educational spaces (including possibly online spaces) with regard to enabling or disrupting sexually oppressive or violently gendered social conditions. Other important trends include Internet activism and the use of intersectional theory, postcolonial theory, and global studies approaches.

From ‘Aggressive Masculinity’ to ‘Rape Culture’ will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

chapter |9 pages


From ‘aggressive masculinity’ to ‘queer politics’ and ‘rape culture’: the theorisation of gender and sexuality in philosophy of education
ByLiz Jackson, Michael A. Peters

chapter 1|17 pages

Education and aggression

ByJ.J. Smolicz

chapter 2|32 pages

Education for sexism

A theoretical analysis of the sex/gender bias in education
ByBronwyn Davies

chapter 3|17 pages

The rational woman

ByMartin Simons

chapter 4|14 pages

Mill's epistemology in practice in his liberal feminism

ByGail Tulloch

chapter 5|15 pages

Gender socialisation and the nature/culture controversy

The dualist's dilemma
ByRuth Jonathan

chapter 6|17 pages

More sexes please?

ByFelicity Haynes

chapter 7|12 pages

Democracy, social justice and education

Feminist strategies in a globalising world
ByPenny Enslin

chapter 8|16 pages

Antonio Gramsci and feminism

The elusive nature of power
ByMargaret Ledwith

chapter 9|19 pages

Queer politics in schools

A Rancièrean reading 1
ByClaudia W. Ruitenberg

chapter 10|13 pages

American Chimera

The ever-present domination of whiteness, patriarchy, and capitalism ... a parable
ByRoberto Montoya, Cheryl E. Matias, Naomi W.M. Nishi, Geneva L. Sarcedo

chapter 11|20 pages

Selfies, relfies and phallic tagging

Posthuman part-icipations in teen digital sexuality assemblages
ByEmma Renold, Jessica Ringrose

chapter 12|12 pages

Weinstein, sexual predation, and ‘rape culture'

Public pedagogies and hashtag Internet activism
ByMichael A. Peters, Tina Besley