The Age of Consent

Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship

Author: M. Waites

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505937

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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The Age of Consent; Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship addresses the contentious issue of how children's sexual behaviour should be regulated. The text includes: ·A unique history of age of consent laws in the UK, analysed via contemporary social theory ·A global comparative survey of age of consent laws and relevant international human rights law ·A critical analysis of how protectionist agendas shaped new age of consent laws in England and Wales in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ·In-depth theoretical discussion of the rationale for age of consent laws ·An original proposal to reduce the age of consent to 14 for young people who are less than two years apart in age Responding to contemporary concerns about young people's sexual behaviour, sexual abuse and paedophilia, this book will engage readers in law and socio-legal studies, sociology, history, politics, social policy, youth and childhood studies, and gender and sexuality studies; and professionals and practitioners working with young people.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

Author: Abbie E. Goldberg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483371298

Category: Psychology

Page: 1480

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This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives. The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as: · What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity? · How do Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth? · How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood? · How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity? · What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples? Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as: · Psychology · Human Development · Gender/Queer Studies · Sexuality Studies · Social Work · Sociology The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.
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Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging

Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives

Author: Francesca Stella,Yvette Taylor,Tracey Reynolds,Antoine Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131761853X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book brings together a diverse range of critical interventions in sexuality and gender studies, and seeks to encourage new ways of thinking about the connections and tensions between sexual politics, citizenship and belonging. The book is organized around three interlinked thematic areas, focusing on sexual citizenship, nationalism and international borders (Part 1); sexuality and "race" (Part 2); and sexuality and religion (Part 3). In revisiting notions of sexual citizenship and belonging, contributors engage with topical debates about "sexual nationalism," or the construction of western/European nations as exceptional in terms of attitudes to sexual and gender equality vis-à-vis an uncivilized, racialized "Other." The collection explores macro-level perspectives by attending to the geopolitical and socio-legal structures within which competing claims to citizenship and belonging are played out; at the same time, micro-level perspectives are utilized to explore the interplay between sexuality and "race," nation, ethnicity and religious identities. Geographically, the collection has a prevalently European focus, yet contributions explore a range of trans-national spatial dimensions that exceed the boundaries of "Europe" and of European nation-states.
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Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe

Author: A. Santos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137296402

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This book explores the relationship between social movements, sexual citizenship and change in Southern Europe. Providing a comparative analysis about LGBT issues in Italy, Spain and Portugal, it discusses how activism can generate legal, political and cultural impact in post-dictatorial, Catholic and EU-focused countries.
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Out in Psychology

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives

Author: Victoria Clarke,Elizabeth Peel

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470012871

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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There has been a recent explosion of interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Perspective Psychology amongst students and academics, and this interest is predicted to continue to rise. Recent media debates on subjects such as same-sex marriage have fuelled interest in LGBTQ perspectives. This edited collection showcases the latest thinking in LGBTQ psychology. The book has 21 chapters covering subjects such as same sex parenting, outing, young LGBTQ people, sport, learning disabilities, lesbian and gay identities etc. The book has an international focus, with contributors from UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
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Development with a body

sexuality, human rights and development

Author: Andrea Cornwall,Sonia Corrêa,Susie Jolly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842778913

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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This book offers compelling insights into contemporary challenges and transformative possibilities of the struggle for sexual rights. It combines the conceptual with the political, and offers inspiring examples of practical interventions and campaigns that emphasize the positive dimensions of sexuality. It brings together reflections and experiences of researchers, activists and practitioners from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Zambia. From political discourse on sex and masculinity to sex work and trafficking, from HIV and sexuality to struggles for legal reform and citizenship, the authors explore the gains of creating stronger linkages between sexuality, human rights and development.
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Age of Consent

Author: Olivia Ferguson,Hayley Mitchell Haugen

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

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Essays debate whether current age of consent laws protect or harm teens and suggests ways to make the legal system more just.
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Theorising Sexuality

Author: Stevi Jackson,Sue Scott

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335218240

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This book surveys and evaluates the sociological contribution to the study of sexuality. It not only maps major theoretical shifts and debates, but also offers a unique examination of the topic that emphasises the sociality of sexuality. In particular, it considers the institutional, biographical and interactional contexts of our sexual lives as well as the cultural significance and everyday practice of sexuality. The authors contest not only popular understandings of sexuality as natural, but also psychoanalytic explanations and forms of analysis that privilege the cultural construction of sexuality over its everyday social accomplishment. In particular, they challenge the 'specialness' of sexuality within contemporary culture, arguing that sexuality is better understood as a routine part of everyday social life. The book confronts the anxieties associated with sexuality in the late modern, western world and engages with wider debates on social transformations in late modernity. As such, it provides both an overview of the field of sexuality as well as setting an agenda. Theorizing Sexuality is key reading for students, researchers and academics interested in theories of sexuality, gender and intimacy and anyone concerned with the social conditions that inform our sexual identities.
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Citizenship and PSHE.

Author: Eileen Osborne,Steph Yates

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9781841638362

Category: Citizenship

Page: 80

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Citizenship and PSHE Year 8 Student Book is part of a series of three full-colour Textbooks and three Teacher Files. This Book aims to encourage students to think about their role in the community and their own beliefs, opinions and attitudes. They will also gain essential information about growing up and suggestions for ways of dealing with the pressures and problems they may be facing. The material has been written to meet the latest guidelines for PSHE and Citizenship.
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Understanding Youth

Perspectives, Identities & Practices

Author: Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412930642

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualizations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people's lives in the contemporary period.
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