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The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development
Childhood and Adolescence

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Jen Gilbert, Sharon Lamb, Lindsay White, Aleksandra Plocha, Allison Moore, Kerry H. Robinson, Cristyn Davies, Lucie Jarkovská, Lisa M. Diamond, Jane Ussher, Alex Hawkey, Janette Perz, John DeLamater, Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, Deborah L. Tolman, Jennifer F. Chmielewski, Amy C. Wilkins, Aubrey Limburg, Rosalind Chou, Brittany Taylor, Julia Sinclair-Palm, Sarah I. McClelland, Jessica Fields, Lorena Garcia, Deborah P. Britzman, Stephen T. Russell, Katie MacEntee, Sarah Flicker, Deevia Bhana, L. Monique Ward, Jessica Moorman, Petal Grower, Marijke Naezer, Jessica Ringrose, Jennifer A. Johnson, Ana J. Bridges, Maddy Coy, Miranda A. H. Horvath, Celia Roberts, Sandra Bhatasara, Manase K. Chiweshe, Nelson Muparamoto, Sarah Garland-Levett, Louisa Allen, Anna Bredström, Eva Bolander, Jenny Bengtsson, Mary Lou Rasmussen, Aoife Neary
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316640777

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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development is a carefully curated conversation that brings together the top researchers in child and adolescent sexual development to redefine the issues, conflicts, and debates in the field. The Handbook is organized around three foundational questions: first, what is sexual development? Second, how do we study sexual development? And third, what roles might adults - including the institutions of the media, family, and education - play in the sexual development of children and adolescents? As the first of its kind, this collection integrates work from sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, education, cultural studies, and allied fields. Writing from different disciplinary traditions and about a range of international contexts, the contributors explore the role of sexuality in children's and adolescents' everyday experiences of identity, family, school, neighborhood, religion, and popular media.

    • Showcases current knowledge and overviews of the field, including coverage of new methodologies
    • Addresses contemporary issues such as LGBTQ identities, social and traditional media, the effects of pornography, and controversies about sexual health education
    • The book's interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars and students across psychology, sociology, education, and anthropology
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    'Too often, views of sexuality in childhood and adolescence are negative, presenting children and young people as 'innocent', 'reckless' or 'victims'. At last, we have a book that redresses the balance. Focusing on topics as diverse as the media, family and education, and examining sexuality from the early years to young adulthood, this outstanding book offers a beacon of hope in dark times.' Peter Aggleton, University of New South Wales and Australian National University

    'The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development is a timely, much-needed resource for those who crave context and depth. This book tackles the landscape of sexual development with well-written, engaging, thought-provoking interdisciplinary contributions. Readers at every level will find theories, methods, and data to mull over, learn from, and explore.' Rebecca Plante, Ithaca College, New York

    'This comprehensive and innovative Handbook will rapidly become the standard reference in the field, as it smoothly engages the complexities of interdisciplinary academia along with rapidly changing cultural contexts. The editors gave their contributors the freedom to define 'sexual development' from their own point of view, which has produced a uniquely rich and readable tapestry of topics and perspectives.' Leonore Tiefer, Founder, New View Campaign

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316640777
    • length: 602 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 173 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: interdisciplinary approaches to sexual development in childhood and adolescence Jen Gilbert and Sharon Lamb
    Part I. What is Sexual Development?: Section 1. Children:
    1. Are children sexual? Who, what, where, when and how? Sharon Lamb, Lindsay White and Aleksandra Plocha
    2. Towards a central theory of childhood sexuality: a relational approach Allison Moore
    3. A sociological exploration of childhood sexuality: a discursive analysis of parents' and children's perspectives Kerry H. Robinson and Cristyn Davies
    4. Not innocent, but vulnerable: an approach to childhood innocence Lucie Jarkovská and Sharon Lamb
    5. The dynamic expression of sexual-minority and gender-minority experience during childhood and adolescence Lisa M. Diamond
    6. Sexual embodiment in girlhood and beyond: young migrant and refugee women's discourse of silence, secrecy and shame Jane Ussher, Alex Hawkey and Janette Perz
    Section 2. Adolescence:
    7. The diversity of adolescent male sexuality John DeLamater
    8. Developmental trajectories and milestones of sexual-minority youth Ritch C. Savin-Williams
    9. Bad choices: how neoliberal ideology disguises social injustice in the sexual lives of youth Laina Y. Bay-Cheng
    10. From tightrope to minefield: how the sexual double standard 'lives' in adolescent girls' and young women's lives Deborah L. Tolman and Jennifer F. Chmielewski
    11. Gender, class, and campus sexual cultures: white first-generation college students and the transition to college Amy C. Wilkins and Aubrey Limburg
    12. Yellow fever and yellow impotence: the polarity of Asian American sexuality Rosalind Chou and Brittany Taylor
    13. Conceptualizing sexuality in research about trans youth Julia Sinclair-Palm
    Part II. How Do We Study Sexual Development?:
    14. Critical methods for studying adolescent sexuality Sarah I. McClelland
    15. Loving possibilities in studies of sexuality education and youth Jessica Fields and Lorena Garcia
    16. Difficulties in the study, research, and pedagogy of sexuality Deborah P. Britzman
    17. Numbers and stories: bridging methods to advance social change Stephen T. Russell
    18. Doing it: participatory visual methodologies and youth sexuality research Katie MacEntee and Sarah Flicker
    19. Research under surveillance: sexuality and gender-based research with children in South Africa Deevia Bhana
    Part III. Media, Family, Education: What Roles Might Adults Play?: Section 1. Media:
    20. Entertainment media's role in the sexual socialization of Western youth: a review of research from 2000–17 L. Monique Ward, Jessica Moorman and Petal Grower
    21. Adventure, intimacy, identity and knowledge: exploring how social media are shaping and transforming youth sexuality Marijke Naezer and Jessica Ringrose
    22. A sociological/psychological model for understanding pornography and adolescent sexual behavior Jennifer A. Johnson and Ana J. Bridges
    23. Young people, pornography and gendered sexual practices Maddy Coy and Miranda A. H. Horvath
    Section 2. Family:
    24. Puberty as bio-psycho-social enfolding: mothers' accounts of their early-developing daughters Celia Roberts
    25. Stolen childhood: understanding sexualisation of young girls through 'child marriage' in Zimbabwe Sandra Bhatasara, Manase K. Chiweshe and Nelson Muparamoto
    Section 3. Education:
    26. The fertile, thorny and enduring role of desire and pleasure in sexuality education Sarah Garland-Levett and Louisa Allen
    27. Norm-critical sex education in Sweden: tensions within a progressive approach Anna Bredström, Eva Bolander and Jenny Bengtsson
    28. Robot babies, young people and pregnancy prevention: alternative imaginings of sexual futures Mary Lou Rasmussen and Aoife Neary.

  • Editors

    Sharon Lamb, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Sharon Lamb is a Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her current research focuses on sexual ethics as a basis for sex education and the moral reasoning of bystanders in 'sketchy' sexual situations.

    Jen Gilbert, York University, Toronto
    Jen Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Education at York University, Toronto. Her current research explores narratives of LGBTQ sexuality and gender in high schools and the problems and opportunities sexual health education poses for schooling.

    Contributors

    Jen Gilbert, Sharon Lamb, Lindsay White, Aleksandra Plocha, Allison Moore, Kerry H. Robinson, Cristyn Davies, Lucie Jarkovská, Lisa M. Diamond, Jane Ussher, Alex Hawkey, Janette Perz, John DeLamater, Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Laina Y. Bay-Cheng, Deborah L. Tolman, Jennifer F. Chmielewski, Amy C. Wilkins, Aubrey Limburg, Rosalind Chou, Brittany Taylor, Julia Sinclair-Palm, Sarah I. McClelland, Jessica Fields, Lorena Garcia, Deborah P. Britzman, Stephen T. Russell, Katie MacEntee, Sarah Flicker, Deevia Bhana, L. Monique Ward, Jessica Moorman, Petal Grower, Marijke Naezer, Jessica Ringrose, Jennifer A. Johnson, Ana J. Bridges, Maddy Coy, Miranda A. H. Horvath, Celia Roberts, Sandra Bhatasara, Manase K. Chiweshe, Nelson Muparamoto, Sarah Garland-Levett, Louisa Allen, Anna Bredström, Eva Bolander, Jenny Bengtsson, Mary Lou Rasmussen, Aoife Neary

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