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Not My Kid - What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,561
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Not My Kid - What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (Hardcover, New): Sinikka Elliott

Not My Kid - What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers (Hardcover, New)

Sinikka Elliott

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Teenagers have sex. While almost all parents understand that many teenagers are sexually active, there is a paradox in many parents' thinking: they insist their own teen children are not sexual, but characterize their children's peers as sexually-driven and hypersexual. Rather than accuse parents of being in denial, Sinikka Elliott teases out the complex dynamics behind this thinking, demonstrating that it is rooted in fears and anxieties about being a good parent, the risks of teen sexual activity, and teenagers' future economic and social status. Parents--like most Americans--equate teen sexuality with heartache, disease, pregnancy, promiscuity, and deviance and want their teen children to be protected from these things. Going beyond the hype and controversy, Elliott examines how a diverse group of American parents of teenagers understand teen sexuality, showing that, in contrast to the idea that parents are polarized in their beliefs, parents are confused, anxious, and ambivalent about teen sexual activity and how best to guide their own children's sexuality. Framed with an eye to the debates about teenage abstinence and sex education in school, Elliott also links parents' understandings to the contradictory messages and broad moral panic around child and teen sexuality. Ultimately, Elliott considers the social and cultural conditions that might make it easier for parents to talk with their teens about sex, calling for new ways of thinking and talking about teen sexuality that promote social justice and empower parents to embrace their children as fully sexual subjects.

General

Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Sinikka Elliott
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-2258-9
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
LSN: 0-8147-2258-X
Barcode: 9780814722589

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