Most sexual citizenship discourse focuses on civil and legal rights, but how does sexual citizenship relate to issues of social belonging? Discuss with reference to no more than 2 of the individuals/groups noted as being ‘partial’ sexual citizens.
• Gay men
• Bisexual people
• Asexual people
• Transgendered and intersex people
• Genderqueer and non-binary people
• Polygamous/ polyamorous individuals
• People without children
• Single people
• People with disabilities
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• Those working in the sex industry
• Those with certain sexual diseases (i.e. AIDS)
• Those who practice non- normative sexual activities i.e. S/M, fetishism, swinging, group sex, etc.
Possible Structure? (flexible)
• Sexual Citizenship
o Normal citizenship
o Partial citizenship
Political, social, economic rights
• LGBT individuals
• People with Disabilities (or another partial sexual citizen)
• Extent of research: evidence of thorough research on question; wide reading of at least 10 scholarly articles/chapters.
• Relevance of answer to the essay question: essay question is adequately addressed throughout the essay.
• Structure of the argument: sound and consistent argument; use of appropriate examples to illustrate points.
• Critical analysis of issues: grasp and depth of analysis of key issues, concepts and theoretical ideas related to the question.
• Essay structure: coherent structure of essay; inclusion of a sound introduction and conclusion.
• Writing style: clarity of expression, spelling and grammar.
• Referencing: consistent referencing throughout essay; in-text and reference list that follows the Harvard guide
• Adequacy of references: range and depth of material consulted; adequate presentation of reference list.
Relevant readings to include
• Sexuality and Citizenship by Diane Richardson
• Citizenship, sexual identity and social exclusion: Exploring issues in British and American social policy by Liam Concannon