Shaping Sexual Knowledge

Author(s): 
Sauertein, Lutz
Author(s): 
Davidson, Roger
ISBN: 
9780415759540
Date published: 
August 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£28.00

This book makes a considerable contribution to the cultural history of sexual enlightenment and identity in modern Europe, and to the history of childhood and adolescence. The essays treat sex education in the broadest sense, incorporating all aspects of the formal and informal shaping of sexual knowledge and awareness of the young. It 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.