Sex, sexuality, youth, and meaning: Redefining the sexual citizenship of youth in the sex education genre
Sonya Poweska, Carleton University , Canada
Carleton University . Awarded
With a focus on Canadian films, and Canadian reception of American films, this thesis examines the presence of youth in the sex education genre between the years 1969 to 1981/1982. An examination of the genre reveals a wide range of methods and tactics employed by filmmakers and educators alike. The films produced in this period mark a diversion from earlier sex education films. This thesis works to examine the link between the empowering and emancipatory dimensions of these films and their attentiveness to the youth voice. Chapters are arranged according to the approach employed by the films. This includes an examination of narrative films; films that rely on scientific rhetoric to discuss the biological body; films that examine the social component of teenage sexuality; and films that combine both a biological and social analysis of youth.
Poweska, S. Sex, sexuality, youth, and meaning: Redefining the sexual citizenship of youth in the sex education genre. Master's thesis, Carleton University.
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