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Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself : Latina Girls and Sexual Identity / Lorena Garcia.

Author/Creator:
Garcia, Lorena, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Intersections ; 14
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Gender identity -- United States.
Hispanic American teenage girls -- Psychology -- United States.
Hispanic American teenage girls -- United States -- Psychology.
Self-perception in adolescence -- United States.
Sex instruction for girls -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Exploring young Latina youth's sexual agency, education, and expressionWhile Latina girls have high teen birth rates and are at increasing risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections, their sexual lives are much more complex than the negative stereotypes of them as "helpless" or "risky" (or worse) suggest. In Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself, Lorena Garcia examines how Latina girls negotiate their emerging sexual identities and attempt to create positive sexual experiences for themselves. Through a focus on their sexual agency, Garcia demonstrates that Latina girls' experiences with sexism, racism, homophobia and socioeconomic marginality inform how they engage and begin to rework their meanings and processes of gender and sexuality, emphasizing how Latina youth themselves understand their sexuality, particularly how they conceptualize and approach sexual safety and pleasure. At a time of controversy over the appropriate role of sex education in schools, Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself, provides a rare look and an important understanding of the sexual lives of a traditionally marginalized group.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Studying the "Other" Girls
2. "She's Old School Like That": Mother and Daughter Sex Talks
3. The Sexual (Mis)Education of Latina Girls
4. "Handlin' Your Business": Sexual Respectability and Peers
5. Playing Lil' Games: Partners and Safe-Sex Strategies
6. Conclusion
Appendix A: Profile of Research Participants
Appendix B: Methodological Notes
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780814733189
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9780814733189 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.