When Sex Goes to School (Paperback)

Warring Views on Sex--And Sex Education--Since the Sixties

By Kristin Luker

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393329964, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

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Hardcover (5/1/2006)

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"The drama of this book comes from watching the exceptionally thoughtful Luker try to figure sex education] out" (Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review). In doing so, Luker also traces the origins of sex education from the turn-of-the-century hygienist movement to the marriage-obsessed 1950s and the sexual and gender upheavals of the 1960s. Her unexpected conclusions make it impossible to look at the intersections of the private and the political in the same way.