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ERIC Number: ED523456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 385
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0999-7
The Sexuality Curriculum and Youth Culture. Counterpoints, Volume 392
Carlson, Dennis, Ed.; Roseboro, Donyell L., Ed.
Peter Lang New York
The book aims to change the conversation about sexuality education for adolescents, making it consistent with a democratic cultural politics that is attuned to changes in youth and popular culture. Traditional sex education is nearly obsolete; sexuality curriculum is now primarily learned through popular culture and youth culture, which teach young people what it means to be a man and a woman, gay and straight, white, black, and Latino, rich and poor--and what sexuality has to do with it. Ultimately, this book conceptualizes democratic sexuality education as a commitment to the idea that sexuality education should affirm the right of all young people to construct their own sexual selves and relations as much as possible, so long as they are non-exploitive, consensual, and informed. Contents of this book include: (1) Introduction (Dennis Carlson and Donyell L. Roseboro); (2) Constructing the Adolescent Body: Cultural Studies and Sexuality Education (Dennis Carlson); (3) The Place of Mutuality and Care in Democratic Sexuality Education: Incorporating the Other Person (Sharon Lamb); (4) What's Love Got to Do with It?: The Imperative of Authentic Desire (Tema Okun and C. P. Gause); (5) Alone in the Presence of Others: Autistic Sexuality and Intimacy Reconsidered (Glenn M Hudak); (6) The Politics of Information: Prevention Education, Individual Choice and the Gendered Politics of Blame (Kristen Luschen); (7) LGBTQ Youth and the Hidden Curriculum of Citizenship Education: A "Day of Silence" in a Suburban High School (Joe Wegwert); (8) Youth Constructing Meanings of Gender in the Sexuality Education Classroom (Odile Mattiauda); (9) Where Are the White Girls?: A Qualitative Analysis of How Six African American Girls Made Meaning of Their Sexuality, Race and Gender through the Lens of Rap (Bettina L. Love); (10) Adolescent African American Males and Hegemonic Aggressive Masculinity (Ajamu A. Banjoko); (11) Building a Navajo Curriculum for Life: Iina (Vivian Arviso, Shirley Waterhouse, Susie A. John, Gloria Hale, Glojean Todacheene, Janet Slowman-Chee, Dorinda Welle); (12) The Prom as a Spectacle of Heteronormativity (Pamela K. Smith); (13) Sexuality Education: Lessons from Drag Kings (Leslee Grey); (14) Teenage Sexuality, Body Politics, and the Pedagogy of Display (Henry A. Giroux); (15) The Celluloid Sexuality Curriculum: Deconstructing Teen Films (Shirley Steinberg); (16) She's the Man: Deconstructing the Gender and Sexuality Curriculum at "Hollywood High" (Elizabeth J. Meyer); (17) The Cautionary Whale, Viking, Vessel, Planet or Saint? Adolescence and Maternal Configuration in "Juno" and Beyond (Stephanie Troutman); (18) The "Twilight" of Sexual Liberation) Undead Abstinence Ideology (Carol Siegel); (19) Coming Back to the Text Again: Leslie Fiedler on Popular Culture, Sexuality, and Pedagogy (Greg Dimitriadis); (20) Undressing the Hidden Curriculum: Sexuality Education and Middle School Literature (Nicole Aydt Klein, Linda J. Markowitz, Laurel Puchner, Jill Kirsten Anderson); (21) Teachers' Perceptions of Adolescent Sexuality: Hip Hop and BET vs. Mayberry and the Moral Majority (Regina Rahimi, Deloris D. Liston); (22) Breaking through the Baby-Mama Drama (Kathalene A. Razzano); (23) Hip Hop, Sexuality, and Online Magazines (Donyell L. Roseboro); and (24) The Self-Porning of American Youth (Joshua Garrison).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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