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by Mark D. Regnerus


Forbidden Fruit asks questions about the connection between religion and sex among American teenagers, and the answers . I took Dr. Regnerus's class in the introduction to religion (a sociology course) when I read this book

Forbidden Fruit asks questions about the connection between religion and sex among American teenagers, and the answers Regnerus finds are neither simple nor straightforward. In fact, the author concludes that simple and straightforward answers to questions about sex (like, avoid sex before you're married) have largely fallen flat among American teens, Christians included. Regnerus's class in the introduction to religion (a sociology course) when I read this book. I was shocked to learn about how ignorant and unintelligent these teenagers are, especially when you realize just how little they know actually about their religion.

Regnerus combines data from 3 national surveys with interviews with more than 250 teenagers. Anyone interested in the lives of today's young Americans should read this book. -Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, author of Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties. Forbidden Fruit is an iconoclastic book that shatters the sexual pieties of the religious right and the secular left.

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why?

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality.

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why?

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Forbidden Fruit book. Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality  . Tackling these and other questions, Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision-making.

Regnerus explores previous analyses of teen sexuality and religion, the socialization of teenage sexuality, the development of teenage sexual ethics and norms, alternative forms of sex practiced by youth, as well as the unspoken relationship between religious discourse and sexual.

Regnerus explores previous analyses of teen sexuality and religion, the socialization of teenage sexuality, the development of teenage sexual ethics and norms, alternative forms of sex practiced by youth, as well as the unspoken relationship between religious discourse and sexual behaviors. To do so, he draws from several outstanding national data sets. Given the strength of the data being used, Forbidden Fruitprovides a factual and impressive empirical background for understanding the complexity of teenage sexual decision-making.

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Demystifies notions of the rampant sex life of young Americans. Explores the sexual boundaries of religious youth and the effectiveness of abstinence pledges. Forbidden Fruit Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers. As is evident from contemporary debates about sex education, Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality.

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Автор: Regnerus, Mark D Название: Forbidden Fruit Sex . It reveals that religion affects sexual attitudes more than it motivates sexual behavior, and that adolescent sex remains largely "traditional," with hints of emerging trends.

It reveals that religion affects sexual attitudes more than it motivates sexual behavior, and that adolescent sex remains largely "traditional," with hints of emerging trends.

Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why? Tackling these and other questions, Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision-making. Merging analyses of three national surveys with stories drawn from interviews with over 250 teenagers across America, Mark Regnerus reviews how young people learn-and what they know-about sex from their parents, schools, peers and other sources. He examines what experiences teens profess to have had, and how they make sense of these experiences in light of their own identities as religious, moral, and responsible persons. Religion can and does matter, Regnerus finds, but religious claims are often swamped by other compelling sexual scripts. Particularly interesting is the emergence of what Regnerus calls a new middle class sexual morality which has little to do with a desire for virginity but nevertheless shuns intercourse in order to avoid risks associated with pregnancy and STDs. And strikingly, evangelical teens aren't less sexually active than their non-evangelical counterparts, they just tend to feel guiltier about it. In fact, Regnerus finds that few religious teens have internalized or are even able to articulate the sexual ethic taught by their denominations. The only-and largely ineffective-sexual message most religious teens are getting is, "Don't do it until you're married." Ultimately, Regnerus concludes, religion may influence adolescent sexual behavior, but it rarely motivates sexual decision making.

Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers epub download

ISBN13: 978-0195320947

ISBN: 0195320948

Author: Mark D. Regnerus

Category: Relationships and Parenting

Subcategory: Parenting

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2007)

Pages: 304 pages

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Rating: 4.4

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Anarasida
The most interesting stuff could be condensed in to an article. Spoiler: Most of the data is pretty inconclusive.

I'd have preferred a study on the impact on sexuality of religions with structures designed to exert high levels of social control (Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amish etc.).
Anarasida
The most interesting stuff could be condensed in to an article. Spoiler: Most of the data is pretty inconclusive.

I'd have preferred a study on the impact on sexuality of religions with structures designed to exert high levels of social control (Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Amish etc.).
Sorryyy
Great resource for our abstinence educators.
Sorryyy
Great resource for our abstinence educators.
kewdiepie
This book offers a compelling and comprehensive look at adolescent sexual behavior.
kewdiepie
This book offers a compelling and comprehensive look at adolescent sexual behavior.
Dalarin
It was a little less fun than I thought it might be. But still interesting, for a textbook. Had to buy it for a sociology class, haha.
Dalarin
It was a little less fun than I thought it might be. But still interesting, for a textbook. Had to buy it for a sociology class, haha.
Foiuost
The book was in good condition. I had read part of it already for a thesis. I hope to ready more.
Foiuost
The book was in good condition. I had read part of it already for a thesis. I hope to ready more.
Marad
I took Dr. Regnerus's class in the introduction to religion (a sociology course) when I read this book. I was shocked to learn about how ignorant and unintelligent these teenagers are, especially when you realize just how little they know actually about their religion. Interestingly enough, it inspired me to learn more about my religion.

As "obvious" as a previous reviewer may have thought the book was, I think they are terribly mistaken. Sure, we know some teens have sex and are religious, or have sex and are not religious, etc. but Regnerus does a great job of trying to understand why they chose what they chose. As an engineering major, it was important to me that it is also well-written and easy to follow.
Marad
I took Dr. Regnerus's class in the introduction to religion (a sociology course) when I read this book. I was shocked to learn about how ignorant and unintelligent these teenagers are, especially when you realize just how little they know actually about their religion. Interestingly enough, it inspired me to learn more about my religion.

As "obvious" as a previous reviewer may have thought the book was, I think they are terribly mistaken. Sure, we know some teens have sex and are religious, or have sex and are not religious, etc. but Regnerus does a great job of trying to understand why they chose what they chose. As an engineering major, it was important to me that it is also well-written and easy to follow.
Adaly
Forbidden Fruit asks questions about the connection between religion and sex among American teenagers, and the answers Regnerus finds are neither simple nor straightforward. In fact, the author concludes that simple and straightforward answers to questions about sex (like, avoid sex before you're married) have largely fallen flat among American teens, Christians included. There's new material on emerging sexual norms, masturbation, homosexuality, virginity loss, post-virginity sexual decision-making, etc. For these reasons, I think the book could be considered as a standard in the study of adolescent sexual behavior, independent of its illustrative emphasis on religion.

Forbidden Fruit is broad in its analyses of nationally representative survey data and rich in its conversations with real people. The writing is clear, crisp, and engaging, and should appeal to parents and educators alike. It's also fun to read but avoids a frivolous or overly playful tenor. There are many refreshing turns of phrase in the presentation of arguments that make this book enjoyable. In sum, the author talks about serious matters in a disarming way, one that is respectful to religious traditions, and doesn't lend itself to easy politicization or demonizing. The stories about evangelical youth (who seem sexually "traditional" in word more than in deed) and the emergence of a "conservative" middle class sexual morality that has little to do with religion are fascinating. I think the author is right: most religious groups in America don't know how to address adolescent sexuality; in turn they hold out no compelling vision for their teens in how to be both devout and sexual. In sum, it's an outstanding contribution.
Adaly
Forbidden Fruit asks questions about the connection between religion and sex among American teenagers, and the answers Regnerus finds are neither simple nor straightforward. In fact, the author concludes that simple and straightforward answers to questions about sex (like, avoid sex before you're married) have largely fallen flat among American teens, Christians included. There's new material on emerging sexual norms, masturbation, homosexuality, virginity loss, post-virginity sexual decision-making, etc. For these reasons, I think the book could be considered as a standard in the study of adolescent sexual behavior, independent of its illustrative emphasis on religion.

Forbidden Fruit is broad in its analyses of nationally representative survey data and rich in its conversations with real people. The writing is clear, crisp, and engaging, and should appeal to parents and educators alike. It's also fun to read but avoids a frivolous or overly playful tenor. There are many refreshing turns of phrase in the presentation of arguments that make this book enjoyable. In sum, the author talks about serious matters in a disarming way, one that is respectful to religious traditions, and doesn't lend itself to easy politicization or demonizing. The stories about evangelical youth (who seem sexually "traditional" in word more than in deed) and the emergence of a "conservative" middle class sexual morality that has little to do with religion are fascinating. I think the author is right: most religious groups in America don't know how to address adolescent sexuality; in turn they hold out no compelling vision for their teens in how to be both devout and sexual. In sum, it's an outstanding contribution.
This book breathes facts and points and clarifications, but it is among the most dull books I have read on this topic and in some parts some of the detail could have been omitted.

I disagree with others who think this will be an enormously useful book to parents and educators. While there are points that can no doubt be applied to talking with children about sexuality Regnerus does not provide any insight into what could be done better. He lacks detail on why children who place God's word above their parent's word are less likely to have early sex. He lacks information on why LDS children are so much less conformed to the rest of teenagers in this area. So although you maybe able to make some conclusions or inferences, they won't rest on much factual basis from this book.
This book breathes facts and points and clarifications, but it is among the most dull books I have read on this topic and in some parts some of the detail could have been omitted.

I disagree with others who think this will be an enormously useful book to parents and educators. While there are points that can no doubt be applied to talking with children about sexuality Regnerus does not provide any insight into what could be done better. He lacks detail on why children who place God's word above their parent's word are less likely to have early sex. He lacks information on why LDS children are so much less conformed to the rest of teenagers in this area. So although you maybe able to make some conclusions or inferences, they won't rest on much factual basis from this book.