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Author Moore, Allison (Allison J.),
Title Childhood and sexuality : contemporary issues and debates / Allison Moore, Paul Reynolds.
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Author Moore, Allison (Allison J.),
Series Studies in childhood and youth
Studies in childhood and youth.
Subject Children and sex.
Children -- Sexual behavior.
Alt Name Reynolds, Paul, 1962-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 305 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theoretical approaches to the study of childhood and sexuality -- Law, policy and practice : national and international dimensions -- The age of consent -- Constructing and managing risk : the example of teenage pregnancy -- The sexualisation of childhood -- Diversity and difference -- Sex and sexuality education -- Sexual literacy -- Sex, sexuality, and social media : a new and pressing danger? -- Reconciling childhood and sexuality.
Summary This book explores how children engage with sex and sexuality. Building on a conceptual and legal grounding in sexuality studies and the new sociology of childhood, the authors debate the age of consent, teenage pregnany, sexual diversity, sexualisation, sex education and sexual literacy, paedophilia, and sex in the digital age. Whilst Moore and Reynolds recognise the necessity of child protection and safeguarding in the context of risk, danger and harm, they also argue that where these stifle children's sexual knowledge, understanding, expression and experience, they contribute to a climate of fear, ignorance and bad experiences or harms. What is necessary is to balance safeguarding with enabling, and encourage judicious understandings that advance from a rigid developmental model to one that recognises pleasure and excitement in children's nascent sexual lives. Exploring that balance through their chosen issues, they seek to encourage changed thinking in professional, personal and academic contexts, and speculate that children might teach adults something about the way they think about sex. Childhood and Sexuality will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals across a range of subjects and disciplines including sociology, social work, criminology, and youth studies.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 2, 2017).
ISBN 9781137524973 (electronic bk.)
1137524979 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1008569680
Additional Format Print version: Moore, Allison (Allison J.). Childhood and sexuality. London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 9781137524959 (DLC) 2017957220 (OCoLC)934194293

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