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ERIC Number: EJ1092053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Positive Approaches to Sexuality and New Normative Frames: Strands of Research and Action in China and the USA
Jolly, Susie
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v16 n3 p294-307 2016
There used to be talk about pleasure being silenced in public health and international development discourses on sexuality, and the damage this silence caused. The exclusion of pleasure continues in some domains, for example, mainstream sexuality education programmes in schools in China and the USA. However, despite considerable challenges to talking about sex and pleasure in institutional research and educational environments, there are a number of initiatives that are starting to do so. Furthermore, normative frames are being developed to justify and shape the new discourses on young people's pleasure. This paper compares two interventions which create norms of pleasure in relation to young people's sexuality: an international research project in Shanghai, which draws on conceptual framings developed in the USA; and a sexuality education workshop series developed by a non-governmental organisation in Shenyang, North East China, which adopts a frame of "self-identification" from the Chinese LGBT movement. It identifies the opportunities and constraints created by the normative frames these interventions generate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States
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