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ISBN-10: 1118610660

ISBN-13: 9781118610664

A spouse to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a finished choice of unique essays with regards to facets of gender and sexuality within the classical global. perspectives a few of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically

• Discusses Greece and Rome in each one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and ameliorations among the 2 classical civilizations
• Addresses the classical impact at the figuring out of later a long time and faith
• Covers creative and literary genres, quite a few social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
• beneficial properties contributions from greater than forty best foreign students

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Two of these schools had a reputation for being ‘alternative’ in their approach to students, curriculum, and administrative issues. While 60 per cent of the sample were derived from secondary schools located predominately in one North Island city, approximately a third came from educational training programmes within the community. By including these young people I hoped to access a diverse array of subjects as many had left education early and had experienced different life trajectories to the school based group.

By way of example, I would often be introduced to a class by a teacher who although indicating that participation in the study was voluntary would endorse the research as important and encourage students to participate (for more details see Allen, in press). For students who were eager to maintain the teacher’s favour, participation often appeared to be less of a choice and more of a duty. In addition, sometimes when students expressed their desire not to participate they would be met by the teachers’ warning that ‘if you aren’t involved in the research you have to do maths’, a prospect many did not appear to relish.

One of these decisions was that while I accepted involvement from volunteers of any ethnic group, I did not use ethnicity as a category of analysis. At the time, this decision rested on several bases. The first was my desire to avoid (re)producing accounts of Maori or Pasifika youth that evoked a deficit model as expressed in the fears of the centre managers above. Any such analysis would enable a comparison with Pakeha/Palagi and a reading of the data that could potentially constitute Maori and Pasifika youth as lacking (if not by me, then by others).

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