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-fieldwork included classroom observations; class, small group, and one-on-one interviews with teens, and interviews with parents, teachers, and sex educators. In the case of the Central Pennsylvania school, 240 9th-12thgraders also filled out surveys un theweek following the abstinence-only assemblies sponsored by Heartbeat Community Service. -1981, 70% of parents favored sex-ed programs in the public schools; 1985 poll showed 75% of adults approved of sex-ed , 52% approving of such programs in grade 4-8. Most think there should be wider range of topics (birth control, bio of reprod., intercourse, and abortion) -James Dobson (psychologist) heads up the largest Christian-Right organization inthe U.S. focusing on family. Magazines reaching 3 million readers, and daily radio program reaching 5 million ppl on 3000 station worldwide. Also author of Dara to Discipline, one of the leading child care manuals sold in the U.S.
“Sexuality and Social Theorizing” by Denise Donnelly, Elisabeth O. Burgess, and Wendy Simonds27. how did structural functionalism (aka systems theory) view sexuality? i.e., what 28.
How does conflict theory view sexuality?-argued that systems surrounding marriage, family and sexuality were not running smoothly as suggested in structural functionalist theory and the norms were harshto many people.-Pushed for social change, arguing that as long as sexual practices were conducted between consenting adults, they shouldn't be considered deviant, dysfunctional, or illegal-Explained change very well but lacked explanations for stability-Thought systems around sexuality were not running smoothly, thought sexual arranements need re-examinatition