Description - Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities by Emma Renold
This book takes an unrelenting look at the hidden worlds of young boy's sexualities. Based upon extensive group interviews and observation, the author illustrates how sexuality and gender are embedded in boy's cultures, peer relations and identity formations; how being a 'proper' boy involves investing in a heterosexual identity and; how girls are central to the formation of boys' sexual cultures and identities. Grounded in boys' real-life experiences, the book traces boys' struggles, anxieties and pleasures as they makes sense of their emerging sexualities. It also includes discussions about the pressures of compulsory heterosexuality, the boyfriend/ girlfriend culture, misogyny and sexual harassment. Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities is a timely and invaluable resource for researchers, educationalists and students in childhood studies, sociology and social psychology, and will be of great interest to professionals and policy makers working with young boys.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Emma Renold
Emma Renold is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.