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Sexuality, Culture and Health


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This series of books offers cutting-edge analysis, current theoretical perspectives and up-to-the-minute ideas concerning the interface between sexuality, public health, human rights, culture and social development. It adopts a global and interdisciplinary perspective in which the needs of poorer countries are given equal status to those of richer nations. The books are written with a broad range of readers in mind, and will be invaluable to students, academics and those working in policy and practice. The series also aims to serve as a spur to practical action in an increasingly globalised world.

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Sex, Drugs and Young People: International Perspectives

Sex, Drugs and Young People: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Peter Aggleton, Andrew Ball, Purnima Mane
December 15, 2005

Sexual practices and drug use among the young are examined in this book, calling into question mainstream assumptions about ‘adolescence’. Bringing together a range of cross-cultural and cross-national contributions, the book reveals both similarities and important differences that mark sexuality...

Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

Gary Barker
April 21, 2005

One of the first comparative reflections of its kind, this book examines the challenges that young men face when trying to grow up in societies where violence is the norm. Barker, who has worked directly with low-income youth and witnessed first hand the violence he describes, provides a compelling...

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