Becoming Sexual

Becoming Sexual : A Critical Appraisal of the Sexualization of Girls

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  • Electronic book text | 200 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 074566959X
  • 9780745669595

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-A very welcome contribution to the tradition that challenges our too-easy acceptance of the translation of social fear into social fact.-Times Higher Education-A unique and invaluable contribution to the field.-Clare L. Bennett, University of Worcester-In this persuasive and eye-opening volume, R. Danielle Egan dissects the dominant accounts of the sexualization of girls to reveal deep-seated class and race anxieties that say more about adults' condition than those of young girls. A must-read for anyone interested in youth today.-Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology and author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture -Why has the figure of the 'sexualized' girl become an object of intense concern, despite a striking lack of evidence to support the claims that are made about contemporary girlhood? Becoming Sexual goes to the heart of this curious development to explore why we are so compelled by 'sexualization' and what our obsession reveals about our culture. This is a politically important book that reveals what is at stake in the sexualization debate for feminism and for girls.-Feona Attwood, Sheffield Hallam University -Becoming Sexual is a refreshing and critical engagement with the contemporary and historical logics at work in recent figurations of the 'sexualized' girl-child and a compulsory read for anyone grappling with the wider cultural politics of girls, childhood and sexuality. With the ever-increasing onslaught of popular and pseudo-scientific texts bemoaning the 'sexualization of girls', Becoming Sexual is a MUST READ!-Emma Renold, Cardiff University "A very welcome contribution to the tradition that challenges our too-easy acceptance of the translation of social fear into social fact."Times Higher Education"A unique and invaluable contribution to the field."Clare L. Bennett, University of Worcester"In this persuasive and eye-opening volume, R. Danielle Egan dissects the dominant accounts of the sexualization of girls to reveal deep-seated class and race anxieties that say more about adults' condition than those of young girls. A must-read for anyone interested in youth today."Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology and author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture "Why has the figure of the 'sexualized' girl become an object of intense concern, despite a striking lack of evidence to support the claims that are made about contemporary girlhood? Becoming Sexual goes to the heart of this curious development to explore why we are so compelled by 'sexualization' and what our obsession reveals about our culture. This is a politically important book that reveals what is at stake in the sexualization debate for feminism and for girls."Feona Attwood, Sheffield Hallam University "Becoming Sexual is a refreshing and critical engagement with the contemporary and historical logics at work in recent figurations of the 'sexualized' girl-child and a compulsory read for anyone grappling with the wider cultural politics of girls, childhood and sexuality. With the ever-increasing onslaught of popular and pseudo-scientific texts bemoaning the 'sexualization of girls', Becoming Sexual is a MUST READ!"Emma Renold, Cardiff University "A very welcome contribution to the tradition that challenges our too-easy acceptance of the translation of social fear into social fact.""Times Higher Education""A unique and invaluable contribution to the field."Clare L. Bennett, University of Worcester"In this persuasive and eye-opening volume, R. Danielle Egan dissects the dominant accounts of the sexualization of girls to reveal deep-seated class and race anxieties that say more about adults' condition than those of young girls. A must-read for anyone interested in youth today."Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology and author of "Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture" "Why has the figure of the 'sexualized' girl become an object of intense concern, despite a striking lack of evidence to support the claims that are made about contemporary girlhood? "Becoming Sexual" goes to the heart of this curious development to explore why we are so compelled by 'sexualization' and what our obsession reveals about our culture. This is a politically important book that reveals what is at stake in the sexualization debate for feminism and for girls."Feona Attwood, Sheffield Hallam University ""Becoming Sexual" is a refreshing and critical engagement with the contemporary and historical logics at work in recent figurations of the 'sexualized' girl-child and a compulsory read for anyone grappling with the wider cultural politics of girls, childhood and sexuality. With the ever-increasing onslaught of popular and pseudo-scientific texts bemoaning the 'sexualization of girls', "Becoming Sexual" is a MUST READ!"Emma Renold, Cardiff Universityshow more

About R. Danielle Egan

R. Danielle Egan is professor and coordinator of gender and sexuality studies at St. Lawrence University, and a psychoanalytic candidate at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.show more

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