The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality, and Citizenship

Waites, M. (2005) The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality, and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781403921734

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This book analyzes the development of age of consent laws in the UK from the nineteenth century to the present, in international perspective. The analysis, informed by contemporary perspectives in social theory on gender, sexuality, youth and childhood, focuses upon changing understandings of citizenship embodied in the law.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:age of consent Age of consent -- Great Britain.Minors -- Sexual behavior -- Great Britain.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Waites, Dr Matthew
Authors: Waites, M.
Subjects:K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
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