History of the Byzantine State

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Rutgers University Press, 1969 - History - 624 pages
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Curricula in U.S. public schools are often the focus of heated debate, and few subjects spark more controversy than sex education. While conservatives argue that sexual abstinence should be the only message, liberals counter that an approach that provides comprehensive instruction and helps young people avoid sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy is necessary. Caught in the middle are the students and teachers whose everyday experiences of sex education are seldom as clear-cut as either side of the debate suggests.

Risky Lessons brings readers inside three North Carolina middle schools to show how students and teachers support and subvert the official curriculum through their questions, choices, viewpoints, and reactions. Most important, the book highlights how sex education's formal and informal lessons reflect and reinforce gender, race, and class inequalities.

Ultimately critical of both conservative and liberal approaches, Fields argues for curricula that promote social and sexual justice. Sex education's aim need not be limited to reducing the risk of adolescent pregnancies, disease, and sexual activity. Rather, its lessons should help young people to recognize and contend with sexual desires, power, and inequalities.
 

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

Very metal. Comprehensive, sober scholarship. Includes survey of documentary evidence underlying each section. Paperback is missing all of the maps in the hardback. Perfect otherwise. Runs from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andra Mirri - Goodreads

I wanted to know more about Bysantium I bought it and I read it I was more than satisfied Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION The Development of Byzantine Studies
1
ITS DEVELOPMENT
22
THE STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE AND THE REVIVAL
87
THE AGE OF THE ICONOCLAST CRISIS 711843
147
CHAP PAGE
175
THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE 843102 5
210
GOVERNMENT BY THE CIVIL ARISTOCRACY OF
316
THE RULE OF THE MILITARY ARiSTOCRACY1o811204
351
CHAF PAGE
418
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
466
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