Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities

By: Irvine, Janice M.

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Health, Society, and Policy Series; 0.72 x 9.01 x 6.23 Inches; 325 pages; 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."

Title: Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities

Author Name: Irvine, Janice M.

Categories: Human,

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 1566391369

ISBN Number 13: 9781566391368

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 102218

Keywords: Human Sexuality Psychology & Counseling Health, Mind & Body Books Social Sciences Nonfiction Sociology Social Issues