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Steven Angelides - Author

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Books by Steven Angelides

The Fear of Child Sexuality Young People, Sex, and Agency

The Fear of Child Sexuality Young People, Sex, and Agency

Author: Steven Angelides Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Continued public outcries over such issues as the presence of young models in sexually suggestive ads and occurrences of intimate relationships between teachers and students speak to one of the most controversial fears of our time: the entanglement of children and sexuality. In this book, Steven Angelides confronts that very fear, arguing that adult alarm over child sexualization often masks the sexuality of children. Angelides explores how emotional vocabularies of anxiety, shame, and even contempt not only dominate discussions of youth sexuality but also allow adults to avoid acknowledging the sexual agency of young people. Introducing case studies and trends from Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America, he challenges prevalent assumptions toward a variety of topics, among them sex education, age-of-consent laws, and technology-driven phenomena like sexting. Along the way, Angelides contends that an unwillingness to recognize the sexual agency that children possess results less in the protection of young people than in their marginalization.

The Fear of Child Sexuality Young People, Sex, and Agency

The Fear of Child Sexuality Young People, Sex, and Agency

Author: Steven Angelides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Continued public outcries over such issues as the presence of young models in sexually suggestive ads and occurrences of intimate relationships between teachers and students speak to one of the most controversial fears of our time: the entanglement of children and sexuality. In this book, Steven Angelides confronts that very fear, arguing that adult alarm over child sexualization often masks the sexuality of children. Angelides explores how emotional vocabularies of anxiety, shame, and even contempt not only dominate discussions of youth sexuality but also allow adults to avoid acknowledging the sexual agency of young people. Introducing case studies and trends from Australia, the United Kingdom, and North America, he challenges prevalent assumptions toward a variety of topics, among them sex education, age-of-consent laws, and technology-driven phenomena like sexting. Along the way, Angelides contends that an unwillingness to recognize the sexual agency that children possess results less in the protection of young people than in their marginalization.

A History of Bisexuality

A History of Bisexuality

Author: Steven Angelides Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2001

Why is bisexuality the object of such scepticism? Why do sexologists steer clear of it in their research? Why has bisexuality, in stark contrast to homosexuality, only recently emerged as a nascent political and cultural identity? Bisexuality has been rendered as mostly irrelevant to the history, politics and theory of sexuality. With this text, Steven Angelides explores the reasons why and invites us to rethink our preconceptions about sexual identity. Retracing the evolution of sexology, and revisiting modern epistemological categories of sexuality in psychoanalysis, gay liberation, social constructionism, queer theory, biology, and human genetics, Angelides argues that bisexuality has historically functioned as the structural other to sexual identity itself, undermining assumptions about homosexuality and heterosexuality.