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Pleasures and Perils - Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,449
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Pleasures and Perils - Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture (Hardcover): Debra Curtis

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Pleasures and Perils - Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture (Hardcover)

Debra Curtis

Series: Series in Childhood Studies

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Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. In this provocative ethnography, Debra Curtis examines their sexuality in gripping detail: why do Nevisian girls engage in sexual activity at such young ages? Where is the line between coercion and consent? How does a desire for wealth affect a girl's sexual practices?

Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality's contradictions are exposed: power and powerlessness, self-determination and cultural control, violence and pleasure. Pleasures and Perils illuminates the methodological and ethical issues anthropologists face when they conduct research on sex, especially among girls. The sexually explicit narratives conveyed in this book challenge not only the reader's own thoughts on sexuality but also the broader limits and possibilities of ethnography.

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Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Series in Childhood Studies
Release date: February 2009
First published: February 2009
Authors: Debra Curtis
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-4429-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > Sexual relations
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups > Adolescents
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LSN: 0-8135-4429-7
Barcode: 9780813544298

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