Sex, Death and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS - The Politics of Identity series No 1 (Paperback)
  • Sex, Death and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS - The Politics of Identity series No 1 (Paperback)
zoom

Sex, Death and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS - The Politics of Identity series No 1 (Paperback)

(author)
£19.95
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 28/02/1995
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this work on AIDS and the ways in which we do not educate children about it, Silin has created a literary register that can comprehend the many languages of his life: language for what he has learned about the education of young children; language for what he has learned about love and sexuality as a gay man; and, language for what he has learned about life and death in the age of AIDS. Refusing what he calls our "passion for ignorance", Silin wrenches what he knows out of the categories of discretion and avoidance that confine knowledge. He shows us how the early childhood curriculum deploys a false altruism, pretending to protect children from what adults are afraid to talk about. He shows us how we cultivate ignorance in children and in each other by refusing to hear and respond to what they and we already know.

Publisher: Teachers' College Press
ISBN: 9780807734056
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Pandemics
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Killer Germs
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Spitting Blood
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections
Added to basket
Medical Detective
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Spillover
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Why Can't I Get Better?
Added to basket
The Viral Storm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Paralysed with Fear
Added to basket
Experiment Eleven
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
And the Band Played On
Added to basket
Rabid
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.