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Thinking Beyond Consent: Sexual Subjectivities of Heterosexual, Same-Sex Attracted and Queer Young Adults in Australia

posted on 2023-02-14, 05:19 authored by KATHERINE ANNE SCHOFIELD
Consent is positioned legally as the demarcation between acceptable and unacceptable sexual conduct, yet it is not simply a legal construct. Consent has a plethora of meanings based on social norms and personal values. The implication of these multiple meanings is that what is considered sexual consent, and subsequently what is considered sexual violation, varies according to the individual. Utilising qualitative data obtained from twenty-two semi-structured interviews, this thesis explores how sexual consent is understood by heterosexual, same-sex attracted and queer young adults from across Australia.


Principal supervisor

Asher Flynn

Additional supervisor 1

Faith Gordon

Additional supervisor 2

James Roffee

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Social Sciences (Monash Australia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Arts

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