Flirting with Danger: Young Women's Reflections on Sexuality and Domination / Edition 1

Flirting with Danger: Young Women's Reflections on Sexuality and Domination / Edition 1

by Lynn Phillips, Maria Russell, Dona Hayes, Elizabeth Flocke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814766587

ISBN-13: 9780814766583

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

In Flirting with Danger, Lynn M. Phillips explores how young women make sense of, resist, and negotiate conflicting cultural messages about sexual agency, responsibility, aggression, and desire. How do women develop their perceptions of sex, love, and domination? Why do they express feminist views condemning male violence in the abstract, but often adamantly

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In Flirting with Danger, Lynn M. Phillips explores how young women make sense of, resist, and negotiate conflicting cultural messages about sexual agency, responsibility, aggression, and desire. How do women develop their perceptions of sex, love, and domination? Why do they express feminist views condemning male violence in the abstract, but often adamantly refuse to name their own violent and exploitive encounters as abuse, rape, or victimization?

Based on in-depth individual and collective interviews with a racially and culturally diverse sample of college-aged women, Flirting with Danger sheds valuable light on the cultural lenses through which young women interpret their sexual encounters and their experiences of male aggression in heterosexual relationships.

Phillips makes an important contribution to the fields of female and adolescent sexuality, feminist theory, and feminist method. The volume will also be of particular use to advocates seeking to design prevention and intervention programs which speak to the complex needs of women grappling with questions of sexuality and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814766583
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
709,095
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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