Download e-book for iPad: 21st Century Sexualities: Contemporary Issues in Health, by Gilbert Herdt, Cymene Howe

By Gilbert Herdt, Cymene Howe

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ISBN-13: 9780203947470

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Exploring sexuality within the twenty-first century, this targeted e-book collects jointly greater than fifty well timed and obtainable contributions to create a wide-ranging and compelling photo of latest American sexuality. Incorporating the most recent state of the art controversies, conception and methodological fabric from the key domain names of sexual schooling, sexual health and wellbeing, sexual rights, and globalization, this e-book encompasses a marvelous editorial evaluation that opens up the sphere for college kids and academics alike. This anthology might be a useful complement to all degrees of scholars and researchers attracted to sexuality throughout a number disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology, gender and sexuality stories and politics.

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Although they may not have a formal, academic vocabulary to describe the racial, gender, and sexual complexities they encounter, their stories do turn the cultural stereotypes of Black male sexuality upside down. Sexual aggression? Most of the youth in my study said that they, along with their friends, had whistled and yelled sexually suggestive statements at adolescent girls. Many of them explained, however, that their first encounter with sexual intercourse happened when the girl took control.

Following the often rapidly evolving folklore can help us understand trends in adolescent sexual norms and attitudes. The next time you hear a “gross,” strange, or scientifically impossible story, don’t dismiss it or its teller; listen to the messages behind the legend to learn what’s really going on. 11 1 8 3 Contesting the dangerous sexuality of Black male youth Linwood J. Lewis Portrayals of Black1 men during National African American Heritage Month have always been an interesting but conflicted issue for me.

African slaves, whose humanity was called into question in order to justify their enslavement, were cast as animals. Their sexual needs were like other animals, unrefined by civilization and requiring governmental control—supposedly for their own good as well as for the good of society. John D’Emilio and Estelle Freeman, in Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, illustrate how formal and informal social controls over racial and ethnic minority sexualities have been a part of the United States for 400 years.

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