Immigration, Undocumented Students, and Sexuality Education in Schools: Collapsing Borders

  • Leigh Patel
  • Lauren P. Saenz


In this chapter, we draw particular attention to the ways in which sexual identity and relationship to the state are part of formal schooling. While there are some specific curricular locations where topics of sexuality and national identity are explicitly discussed, these topics are in fact replete, in every content area, in every classroom, in every assessment given. We bring attention to the ways that schooling subtly and explicitly provides parameters and pathways for legitimate and illegitimate beings as subjects under the state.


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  • Leigh Patel
    • 1
  • Lauren P. Saenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUnited States

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