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“I love this book. Amy Schalet compares how Dutch and American families manage their teenagers’ emergence into sexual adulthood. ‘Not under my roof’ is the parental refrain we hear in America when people talk about teens having sex. ‘Not under my roof’ is a denial of young people’s sexual citizenship. It means on a park bench or in a car instead.” Read more...
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Jennifer Hirsch, Anthropologist
“It’s a terrific book because it points to a really important difference in the values of, I would say, most American parents and most native-born Dutch parents (I want to emphasise that most of the people she interviewed grew up in Holland and so are immersed in its culture). It points to a fundamental difference in the way these two groups approach the question of teenage sexuality.” Read more...
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Jonathan Zimmerman, Historian