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The Resource Becoming Sexual

Becoming Sexual

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Becoming Sexual
Title
Becoming Sexual
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Summary
The sexualization of girls has captured the attention of the media, advocacy groups and politicians in recent years. This prolific discourse sets alarm bells ringing: sexualization is said to lead to depression, promiscuity and compassion deficit disorder, and rob young girls of their childhood. However, measuring such claims against a wide range of data sources reveals a far more complicated picture.Becoming Sexual begins with a simple question: why does this discourse feel so natural? Analyzing potent cultural and historical assumptions, and subjecting them to measured investigation, R. Danielle Egan illuminates the implications of dominant thinking on sexualization. The sexualized girl functions as a metaphor for cultural decay and as a common enemy through which adult rage, discontent and anxiety regarding class, gender, sexuality, race and the future can be expressed. Egan argues that, ultimately, the popular literature on sexualization is more reflective of adult disquiet than it is about the lives and practices of girls.Becoming Sexual will be a welcome intervention into these fraught polemics for anyone interested in engaging with a high-profile contemporary debate, and will be particularly useful for students of sociology, cultural studies, childhood studies, gender studies and media studies
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Egan, R. Danielle
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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Becoming Sexual
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OVERDRIVE:8f3c694d-84b4-4e35-9aca-529ac61d9408
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780745669588
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Becoming Sexual
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f3c694d-84b4-4e35-9aca-529ac61d9408
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780745669588
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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