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Talk about sex : the battles over sex education in the United States

Author: Janice M Irvine
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Janice M. Irvine offers not only the first comprehensive history of the culture wars over sex education but also an important examination of the politics of sexual speech in the United States. Exploring the clash between professional sex education advocates on the one hand and the politicized Christian Right on the other, Irvine demonstrates the crucial role that sexual speech plays in cultural politics. Examining a  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janice M Irvine
ISBN: 0520235037 9780520235038 0520243293 9780520243293
OCLC Number: 224613825
Description: xi, 271 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Redefining sex, 1964: a prologue --
Days of rage --
Born-again sexual politics --
The new sexual revolution --
Victims, villains, and neighbors --
Doing it with words --
The passions of culture wars --
The politics of aversion --
If asked, don't tell: a final comment --
Opponents of comprehensive sex education.
Responsibility: Janice M. Irvine.
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"A remarkably acute work, with great insights for historians interested in post-1960s politics, issues of free speech, and the history of sexuality." - Helen Horowitz, Journal of American History"

 
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