What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America

What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America

by Jennifer Burek Pierce

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558498921
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Series: Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Burek Pierce is assistant professor at the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science and author of Sex, Brains, and Video Games: A Librarian's Guide to Teens in the Twenty-first Century.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

I French Origins of International Sexual Health Communication with Adolescents 19

II Initial Transnational Intersections: French Texts and American Culture 63

III Social Hygiene vs. the Sexual Plagues in Indiana and the World 89

IV What Young Readers Ought to Know: The Successful Selling of Sex Education 120

V Battling Books: Censorship, Conservatism, and Market Competition 152

Conclusion 178

Notes 193

Index 227

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