‘I didn’t know how to be with my husband’: State-religion struggles over sex education in Israel and England

Taragin-Zeller, Lea and Kasstan, Ben (2021) ‘I didn’t know how to be with my husband’: State-religion struggles over sex education in Israel and England. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 52 (1). pp. 5-20. ISSN 0161-7761

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Abstract

Sex education presents a major dilemma for state‐minority relations, reflecting a conflict between basic rights to education and religious freedom. In this comparative ethnography of informal sex education among ultra‐Orthodox Jews (Haredim) in Israel and England, we frame the critical difference between “age‐appropriate” and “life‐stage” (marriage and childbirth) models of sex education. Conceptualizing these competing approaches as disputes over “knowledge responsibility,” we call for more context‐specific understandings of how educational responsibilities are envisioned in increasingly diverse populations.

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Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 07:08
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 14:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/92622

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