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Sexuality in SchoolThe Limits of Education$
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Jen Gilbert

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816686377

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816686377.001.0001

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There Is No Such Thing As An Adolescent

There Is No Such Thing As An Adolescent

Sex Education as Taking a Risk

(p.25) 2 There Is No Such Thing As An Adolescent
Sexuality in School

Jen Gilbert

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 2 considers how “risk” separates the conflicts of adolescence from the achievement of adulthood. Working with a short story, I frame the decision to have safer sex as an emotional problem. Here psychoanalytic theories of development open the problem of sexuality education to the depths of affective life.

Keywords:   LGBTQ studies, Sex education, Queer theory, Psychoanalysis, Education, Schools, Curriculum

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