Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Not Under My Roof: a reading & booksigning with Amy Schalet

Join us for a reading & discussion of Amy Schalet's new book Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex on November 14th at 7:00pm

For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden, and sex is often a source of family conflict. In the Netherlands, where teenage pregnancies are far less frequent than in the United States, parents aim above all for family cohesiveness, often permitting young couples to sleep together and providing them with contraceptives. Probing our child-rearing for what it tells us about our culture, Not Under My Roof offers an unprecedented, intimate account of the different ways that girls and boys in both countries negotiate sex, love, and growing up.

Not Under My Roof features personal stories of parents and teens, a sociologically and historically-informed analysis, and a roadmap for guiding American social policy on adolescent sexual health. Accessible to a general readership, it is especially relevant for parents and those who work in the areas of adolescent development, education, and health care.

Amy Schalet is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a specialist on adolescent sexuality and culture in comparative perspective.

For more information: www.amyschalet.com


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