Did You Hear about the Girl Who...? Contemporary Legends, Folklore, and Human Sexuality
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"An excellent example of applied folklore." Western Folklore "A book with a wonderful interdisciplinary idea-using sexual urban legends as part of high school and college sex education" The Women's Review of Books, Oct. 2001 "Provocatively bridges the interdisciplinary gap between folklore and sexuality education." Journal of Folklore Research "One might assume that a book on urban legends would be too pop-culturish to be of value to serious sexuality educators and students, but one would be wrong...Whatley and Henken hae written a book that is as intelligent as it is interesting and funny." The Journal of Sex Research Ever hear the one about the man who wakes up after a chance sexual…
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Elissa R. Henken is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia.
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