Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood explores gender and sexuality in children's lives, from early childhood through adolescence, bringing together key inter-disciplinary perspectives. Kane explores how childhood gender and sexuality are constructed, resisted, and refined within children's peer cultures, within social institutions like the family, education, and media and the role the state holds in structuring children's lives - defining their rights and opportunities through gender and sexuality-related policies and programs.
Examples of research, interviews, activities, key points and guidance on further reading encourage the reader to actively engage with the material and to develop a critical relationship with the content.
Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood is essential for those studying childhood at undergraduate and graduate level and of great interest to those working with children in any field.
Emily W. Kane is Professor of Sociology and a member of the Program in Women and Gender Studies at Bates College, USA.
Series Editors' Preface Introduction Part I: Debates, Dilemmas and Challenges: The Background to Gender and Sexuality in Childhood 1. Introduction 2. Children's Gender and Sexuality: Issues and Debates Defined Part II: An Interdisciplinary Overview of Recent Research and Scholarship 3. The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Childhood, Key Research Issues and Findings Part III: Implications for Children's Lives 4. Gender, Sexuality and the Family 5. Gender, Sexuality and Education 6. Gender, Sexuality, and Media 7. Gender and Sexuality in Children's Peer Cultures Conclusion Further Reading References Index