The Education of Eros: A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent Sexuality by Dennis L. CarlsonThe Education of Eros: A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent Sexuality by Dennis L. Carlson

The Education of Eros: A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent Sexuality

byDennis L. CarlsonEditorDennis L. Carlson

Hardcover | February 13, 2012

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The Education of Erosis the first and only comprehensive history of sexuality education and the ¿problem¿ of adolescent sexuality from the mid-20th century to the beginning of the 21st.  It explores how professional health educators, policy makers, and social and religious conservatives differed in their approaches, and battled over what gets taught about sexuality in schools, but all shared a common understanding of the adolescent body and adolescent desire as a problem that required a regulatory and disciplinary education.   It also looks the rise of new social movements in civil society and the academy in the  last half of the 20th century that began to re-frame the ¿problem¿ of adolescent sexuality in a language of rights, equity, and social justice. Situated within critical social theories of sexuality, this book offers a tool for re-framing the conversation about adolescent sexuality and reconstructing the meaning of sexuality education in a democratic society.
Dennis L. Carlsonis Professor of Curriculum, Cultural Studies of Education, and the Social Foundations of Education, Miami University.
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Title:The Education of Eros: A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent SexualityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415808510

ISBN - 13:9780415808514

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Table of Contents

Introduction.  Acknowledgements.  Chapter One:  Constructing the "Normal" Adolescent: 1950s and 1960s  Chapter Two:  SIECUS, "Value-Neutral" Sex Education, and the Battle in Anaheim  Chapter Three:  The "Problem" of Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare Mother: 1960s and 1970s  Chapter Four:  From the Problem of the Homosexual to the Problem of Homophobia  Chapter Five:  The Plague: AIDS/HIV Education and Activism in the 1980s  Chapter Six:  The Abstinence-Only Era and the Welfare Reform Act of 1996  Chapter Seven:  Foucault, Disciplinary Power, and Care of the Self  Chapter Eight:  Cultural Studies and the Social Construction of the Adolescent Body  Chapter Nine:  Conclusion