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.
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.
Girls of Color Race Sex Sexualization Media Sex Education