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Description - Flirting with Danger by Lynn Phillips

How do women develop their perceptions of sex, love and domination? Why do they express feminist views condemning male violence in the abstract, but often adamantly refuse to name their own violent and exploitative encounters as abuse, rape or victimization? Based on detailed individual and collective interviews with a racially and culturally diverse sample of college-aged American women, this is an exploration of how young women make sense of, resist and negotiate conflicting cultural messages about sexual agency, responsibility, aggression and desire. It seeks to shed light on the cultural lenses through which young women interpret their sexual encounters and their experiences of male aggression in heterosexual relationships.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814766583
ISBN-10: 0814766587
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 253
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynn Phillips

Lynn M. Phillips is the author of The Girls Report: What We Know and Need to Know about Growing Up Female, commissioned by the National Council for Research on Women, and Planned Parenthood's Unequal Partners: Exploring Power and Consent in Adult-Teen Relationships. She teaches media and gender studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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