Girls of Color, Sexuality, and Sex Education

Authors: Lamb, Sharon, Roberts, Tangela, Plocha, Aleksandra

  • Fills an important gap in the sexual development field by focusing on girls of color in a complex and positive way
  • A sensitive but critical analysis on the intersection of sex, sexuality, sex education, race, and class
  • Addresses a much needed look at sexual development and the management of media messages about sexuality for girls of color
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About this book

This book takes a close look at how girls of color think, talk, and learn about sex and sexual ethics, how they navigate their developing sexuality through cultural stereotypes about sex and body image, and how they negotiate their sexual learning within a co-ed sex education classroom. While girls of color are often pictured as at risk or engaged in risky behavior, the analyses of focus groups and classroom discussions, show not only girls’ vulnerabilities but their strengths as they work with integrating diverse identities, media messages, school policy and history  into their understanding of the sexual world they are exposed to and a part of. 

About the authors

Sharon Lamb is Professor of Counseling Psychology at University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.
Tangela Roberts is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and School Psychology PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.  
Aleksandra Plocha is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and School Psychology PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA.

Reviews

“Girls of Color, Sexuality, and Sex Education successfully accomplishes at least 4 things. With regard to content, it summarizes and critiques how girls of color (especially Black girls) think, talk, and learn about sexuality, by reviewing the extant literature on body image, respect, the sex education classroom, and media through a feminist lens. … Overall, this volume is a welcome addition to the literature on sexuality and sex education and will be of value to students and scholars.” (Michael R. Stevenson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (6), February, 2017)

“This academically based but easy-to-read book provides an analysis of sexuality and sex education for girls of color that can be useful in stimulating thought and discussion in any context where sex education takes place … . The book may be particularly important to girls of color, as they consider how their experience may or may not fit the book’s depiction, and it may communicate to them how important their voices are in sexuality debates.” (Donna Marie Castañeda, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 41 (4), 2017)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Girls of Color, Sex, and Healthy Sexuality

    Lamb, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Body Image, Sexy, and Sexualization

    Lamb, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Respect

    Lamb, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • Girls of Color in Sex Education Classrooms

    Lamb, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Girls of Color and the Media

    Lamb, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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eBook £39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-60155-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60153-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Girls of Color, Sexuality, and Sex Education
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60155-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60155-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60153-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 96
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