Religious young adults recounting the past: narrating sexual and religious cultures in school

Sarah-Jane Page, Andrew Yip

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Abstract

Schooling can be a pivotal time in young people’s formative experience when identities are negotiated and forged. However, contradictory dominant cultures can operate within the school context, making it very challenging for individuals to negotiate their religious and sexual identities within a sexualised and heteronormative space. This essay draws on interview data relating to 18- to 25-yearolds of diverse religious faiths in the UK, who recounted their secondary schooling experiences, and focuses on the formal and informal ways in which the school was constituted in relation to religion and sexuality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-415
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Beliefs and Values
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • young people and religion
  • informal school cultures
  • formal school cultures
  • heteronormativity
  • identity
  • sexuality

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In: Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.12.2012, p. 405-415.

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