The Resource When sex goes to school : warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties, Kristin Luker

When sex goes to school : warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties, Kristin Luker

Label
When sex goes to school : warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties
Title
When sex goes to school
Title remainder
warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties
Statement of responsibility
Kristin Luker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Sex Goes to School is a chronicle of the two decades that sociologist Kristin Luker spent following parents in four American communities engaged in a passionate war of ideas and values. The stakes in the conflict are deceptively simple and painfully personal. For these parents, the question of how their children should be taught about sex cuts far deeper than politics, religion, or even friendship." "Even among groups of seemingly similar parents, Luker finds no quorum on how or what children should be taught about sex. At what age? Where? By whom? And what about homosexuality? Or birth control? Already this fissure has caused many parents to withdraw their children from public schools, sparking an exodus to parochial schools, as well as boosting the burgeoning home-schooling movement."
  • "Luker's work here covers such virgin territory that it requires a new vocabulary, that of sexual liberals and sexual conservatives. Amid muted living rooms and packed high-school gymnasiums, Luker has exposed a new sexual revolution. Its symbol may not be a thrusting fist, but rather a levitating question mark. When Sex Goes to School does not prescribe answers; it teaches us which questions to ask."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613.9071
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ57.5.A3
LC item number
L84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
When sex goes to school : warring views on sex--and sex education--since the sixties, Kristin Luker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Sex and politics in American life -- The birth of sex education -- Sex education, the sexual revolution, and the sixties -- Sexual liberals and sexual conservatives -- Becoming a sexual liberal or a sexual conservative -- Boundaries, life, and the whole darn thing -- Morality and sex -- The politics of sex -- Sex education in america and whether it works or doesn't, and why that's not the right question
Control code
000040104709
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 368 p. 24 cm
Isbn
9780393060898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006006728
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.b21627976
System control number
rm21627976

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