21st Century Sexualities: Contemporary Issues in Health, Education, and Rights

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Gilbert H. Herdt, Cymene Howe
Routledge, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 220 pages
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Exploring sexuality in the twenty-first century, this unique book collects together more than fifty timely and accessible contributions to create a wide-ranging and compelling picture of contemporary American sexuality.

Incorporating the latest cutting-edge controversies, theory and methodological material from the major domains of sexual education, sexual health, sexual rights, and globalization, this book includes a superb editorial overview that opens up the field for students and teachers alike.

This anthology will be an invaluable supplement to all levels of students and researchers interested in sexuality across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, gender and sexuality studies and politics.

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Contents

PART1
15
Contesting the dangerous sexuality of Black male youth
24
sexuality education in the United States
32
The meanings of rape
38
new jargon sensationalism or agent of change?
44
Latina sociology of sex
47
PART 2
53
sex love and relationships
60
High risk sexual behavior among young adults in
110
The rise of the abstinenceonlyuntilmarriage movement
124
the erasure of bisexuals in academia
135
from medical model to sexual rights
145
cultural formations
154
bridging academic research
160
PART 5
167
US sexual health and reproductive policy
174

a little something for the femmetrosexual?
67
The pornography of consumptionthe consumption of pornography
74
female and male prostitution
81
PART 3
89
the myth of female sexual
95
foreign plague
182
The moral economy of sex in Russia
186
GIs and Filipina entertainers
203
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About the author (2007)

Gilbert Herdt is Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology and Director of the Program in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, USA. Professor Herdt is also Director of the National Sexuality Resource Center, a Ford Foundation funded project.

Cymene Howe is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the American University, Washington, and Visiting Assistant Professor and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, USA.

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