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Shaping Sexual Knowledge : A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe - Lutz Sauerteig

Shaping Sexual Knowledge

A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

By: Lutz Sauerteig (Editor), Roger Davidson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th December 2008
ISBN: 9780415411141
Number Of Pages: 276

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The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality.

Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe makes a considerable contribution not only to the cultural history of sexual enlightenment and identity in modern Europe, but also to the history of childhood and adolescence. The essays collected in this volume treat sex education in the broadest sense, incorporating all aspects of the formal and informal shaping of sexual knowledge and awareness of the young. The volume, therefore, not only addresses officially-sanctioned and regulated sex education delivered within the school system and regulated by the State and in some cases the Church, but also the content, iconography and experience of sexual enlightenment within the private sphere of the family and as portrayed through the media.

Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Shaping the Sexual Knowledge of the Young: Introductionp. 1
Sex Education, Sexual Rights, Society and the Child
In Ignorance and in Knowledge: Reflections on the History of Sex Education in Britainp. 19
Sex Education and the Law in England and Wales: The Importance of Legal Narrativesp. 37
Shaping Sex Education Policy: Religion, Medicine and the State
Taking the Middle Way: Sex Education Debates in Sweden in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 55
The Growing Pains of Sex Education in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1945-69p. 71
Purity and Pedagogy: The Alliance-Scottish Council and School Sex Education in Scotland, 1955-67p. 91
Carnal Knowledge: The Social Politics and Experience of Sex Education in Italy, 1940-80p. 108
Sex Education and the Representation of Gendered and Sexed Bodies
Representations of Pregnancy and Childbirth in (West) German Sex Education Books, 1900s-1970sp. 129
Purity Redefined: Catholic Attitudes Towards Children's Sex Education in Austria, 1920-36p. 161
The Partial Picture: Framing the Discourse of Sex in British Educative Films of the Early 1930sp. 176
Helga (1967): West German Sex Education and the Cinema in the 1960sp. 197
Mapping the Sexual Knowledge and Ignorance of the Young
The Social Politics and Experience of Sex Education in Early Twentieth-Century Poland (1905-39)p. 217
The Experience of Sex Education in the Netherlands and Flanders in Childhood Memories from the First Half of the Twentieth Centuryp. 236
Notes on Contributorsp. 251
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780415411141
ISBN-10: 0415411149
Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 24th December 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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