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Object Matters: Condoms, Adolescence and Time

Nicole Vitellone


During the mid-1980s, the object of the condom became associated with the prevention of HIV/AIDS. This book investigates the consequences of this shift in the object's meaning. Focusing on the US, British and Australian contexts, it addresses the impact of the discourse of safer sex on our lives and, in particular, the lives of adolescents. Addressing AIDS public health campaigns, sex education policies, sex research on adolescence and debates on the eroticisation of safer sex, the book looks at how the condom has affected our awareness of ourselves, of one another and of our futures. In its e ... More

Keywords: condom, prevention of HIV, AIDS, safer sex, adolescents, public health campaigns, sex education policies, sex research, adolescence, eroticisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075681
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Vitellone, author