‘Not Better, Just Different’: Reassembling Sexuality Education Research Through the Deleuzian ‘Posts’

  • Ian Thomas


This chapter draws on the works of Deleuze and Guattari (Anti-Oedipus: capitalism and schizophrenia. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2000; A thousand plateaus: capitalism and schizophrenia. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis/London, 2005) to explore different approaches to sexuality education research, with a particular emphasis on its post-human future. It suggests that the predominant trend in the study of sexuality education is to adopt human-centred ontologies and epistemologies, and proposes instead a Deleuzian-inspired network-assemblage approach. This contribution concludes by arguing that post-humanism leads to different, not necessarily better forms of knowledge (Deleuze and Guattari. A thousand plateaus: capitalism and schizophrenia. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis/London, 2005:372).


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