By Liza Tsaliki

This booklet discusses already tested bills concerning the sexualization of youngsters via a theoretical and an empirical framework which collect pop culture, intake, sexuality, selfhood and adolescence. Adopting the view that the talk concerning the sexualization of early life is socially developed, it pushes past the dominant preconceptions approximately ‘the hazards of childhood’.
Moral decisions approximately children’s welfare are probably nowhere extra temporary and arguable than by way of children’s sexuality, anything that has deep historic roots. although, and opposite to recurrent fears and ethical panics concerning the lack of youth due to a tidal wave of a sexualizing tradition, this publication theorizes the thought of children’s sexualization in the social development of myths of adolescence innocence whereas additionally taking into consideration the level of younger people’s genuine engagement with media and know-how in modern Western societies. it truly is inside this kind of contextual framework that this booklet unfolds, bringing jointly a historic contextualization of early life, sexuality and pornography with modern empirical debts in regards to the ‘presentation of the self’ and self-management.

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