Congratulations to Associate Professor Laina Bay-Cheng on the
publication of her book chapter, "Critically sex/ed: Asking
critical questions of neoliberal truths in sex education," in the
Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education.
Bay-Cheng, L. Y. (2016). Critically sex/ed: Asking critical
questions of neoliberal truths in sex education. In L. Allen &
M. L. Rasmussen (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality Education (pp.
343-376). London: Palgrave.
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