Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities

Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities

by Janice Irvine

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Overview

This rich collection of essays presents a new vision of adolescent sexuality shaped by a variety of social factors: race and ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, physical ability, and cultural messages propagated in films, books, and within families. The contributors consider the full range of cultural influences that form a teenager's sexual identity and argue that education must include more than its current overriding message of denial hinged on warnings of HIV and AIDS infection and teenage pregnancy. Examining the sexual experiences, feelings, and development of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, gay man and lesbians, and disabled women, this book provides a new understanding of adolescent sexuality that goes beyond the biological approach all too often simplified as "surging hormones."


In the series Health, Society, and Policy, edited by Sheryl Ruzek and Irving Kenneth Zola.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439901625
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 03/25/2009
Series: Health Society And Policy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 831 KB

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