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ERIC Number: EJ1086709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Who Am I? "52 Tuesdays," Intimacy and the Search for an Authentic Life
Murray, Virginia
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v16 n2 p117-129 2016
Recent research shows that young people list media entertainment as one of the sources where they find information about what they really want to know about sex and what is not taught through the school curriculum--namely, relationships and eroticism. This paper addresses the potential role that may be played by small independent alternative feature films such as "52 Tuesdays" in the sexual education of young people. While "52 Tuesdays'" purpose was never explicitly pedagogic, the subject matter--family relationships, sexual experimentation, sexual identity and agency, and transgender experience--situates it firmly within the concerns of contemporary young people.
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Language: English
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