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While 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.

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Lorena Garcia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 

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Introduction: Studying the "Other" Girls

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ISBN:
9780814733172
Author:
Garcia, Lorena
Publisher:
New York University Press
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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