Analyzing how health professionals and educators communicated with constituents about sex
Robin E. Jensen is an assistant professor of communication at Purdue University.
"Approaching the early struggles over sex education in the public schools from the fresh angle of rhetorical analysis, Jensen provides a useful guide to contemporary debates on this important issue. This book is of special interest to students and scholars of history, education, women's studies, communications, and rhetoric." oJeffrey P. Moran, author of Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the Twentieth Century "Illuminating a rich collection of primary texts, Jensen demonstrates that despite exclusion from existing historical accounts, women played a significant role in the advocacy of sex education. This important Progressive Era history details the deliberative context in which debates about sex education occurred and analyzes strategies employed by often-overlooked female advocates." Susan Zaeske, author of Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity