Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities by Emma Renold
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Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities
By Emma Renold

Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities

Exploring Childrens' Gender and Sexual Relations in the Primary School

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Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities by Emma Renold

Book Description

Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities takes an insightful and in-depth look at the hidden worlds of young children's sexualities. Based upon extensive group interviews and observation, the author illustrates how sexuality is embedded in children's school-based cultures and gender identities. From examining children's own views and experiences, the book explores a range of topical and sensitive issues, including how: * the primary school is a key social arena for 'doing' sexuality * sexuality shapes children's friendships and peer relations * being a 'proper' girl or boy involves investing in a heterosexual identity * children use gendered or sexual insults to maintain gender and sexual norms. Grounded in children's real-life experiences, this book traces their struggles, anxieties, desires and pleasures as they make sense of their emerging sexualities. It also includes frank and open discussions of the pressures of compulsory heterosexuality, the boyfriend/girlfriend culture, misogyny and sexual harassment. Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities is a timely and powerful resource for researchers, educationalists and students in childhood studies, sociology and psychology and will be of great interest to professionals and policy makers working with young children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415314961
ISBN-10: 0415314968
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emma Renold

Emma Renold is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

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