Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies (Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities Series)

Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies (Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities Series)

By: Cris Mayo (author)Paperback

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Description

Sexuality remains a hotly debated subject, nowhere more so than in education. This perceptive and balanced book shows that discussions of sexuality and schooling can be simultaneously polarizing and democratizing. Disputing the Subject of Sex examines controversies over sex, AIDS, and gay-inclusive multicultural education, which offer especially fruitful opportunities to explore instances when community membership, schooling, and sexuality have collided. Rather than choosing sides, this book uses case studies, interviews with queer youth, and analysis of curricular texts to help readers understand how power dynamics play out in educational controversies and how they can guide us to new ideas about students' abilities to learn and relate ethically to one another about the subject of sex.

About Author

Cris Mayo is assistant professor in the educational policy studies department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Sexuality and Theory Chapter 3 Cautions on the Subject Chapter 4 Identity and the Monolithic Community Chapter 5 The Adolescent as Abstinent Heterosexual Chapter 6 Local Values and the Open Closet Chapter 7 The Abstinence Oath and Secondary Virginity Chapter 8 Conclusion: Ethical Curiosity, Spaces, and Associations: School-Based Gay and Straight Alliances

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742526594
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 202
  • ID: 9780742526594
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0742526593

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