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Critical Sexual Literacy: Forecasting Trends in Sexual Politics, Diversity and Pedagogy (Paperback)

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By Gilbert Herdt (Editor), Michelle Marzullo (Editor), Nicole Polen Petit (Editor)
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This book is a new and exciting resource for teachers, students, and activists who aim to critically examine contemporary sexuality through the lens of sexual literacy and situated social analysis. This original anthology provides shorter cutting-edge essays on theory, method, and activism, including the nature of globalization and local sexuality discovered in 'glocal' topics, processes, and contexts. Within the anthology, students, educators, practitioners, and policy makers will find critical conversations regarding a wide array of sexual topics that impact our world currently. These cutting-edge essays inform readers of key moments in sexual history, including areas relating to research, practice, and social policy, and provide a platform from which to engage in rich discussion and forecast the development of sexual literacy in our world within multiple contexts.

Remarkable transformations in critical sexuality studies, sexual science, empirical and humanities-based studies, and human rights in the late-twentieth century reveal many of the complex conundrums of power that drive sexual study in the twenty-first century. Using the multi-faceted characteristics of sexuality literacy to engage critically and situationally across glocal factors, augmenting our ability to forecast sexuality issues, the book attempts answers for the following questions: What are the kinds of problems and solutions does applied critical sexual literacy work engage? How do we value one another and what political stakes are revealed when we do put one person over another? How do sexual identities and behaviors become authentic, meaningful, and important to comprehend in specific times and contexts? How does such work push forward pedagogy and allow forecasting the circumstances of tomorrow inasmuch as we can foresee?

About the Author

Gilbert Herdt, PhD, is a cultural and psychological anthropologist who specializes in human sexual development, sexual orientation, and sex and gender across cultures. His work in Papua New Guinea and the United States has been published in more than 38 books and 107 scientific papers. Michelle Marzullo, PhD, is a practicing anthropologist, specializing in critical sexuality studies. She is Chair and Professor for the Human Sexuality PhD Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), leading only the second such fully accredited PhD program in the United States. Her work spans academic and practical applications having engaged a wide range of research and consultancy engagements in the realms of public health, diversity & inclusion, policy, higher education, organizational change, and technology. Nicole C. Polen-Petit, PhD, is a developmental psychologist, specializing in human sexual development and sexual identity. She is currently serving as Interim Associate Dean for the College of Letters and Sciences at the National University, San Diego. Her work spans both academic and community settings, having served in both institutions of higher education and within community mental health organizations serving children and families.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781839980695
ISBN-10: 1839980699
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 360
Language: English