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Pleasures and perils [electronic resource] : girls' sexuality in a Caribbean consumer culture / Debra Curtis.

By: Curtis, Debra, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rutgers series in childhood studies: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 222 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813546964 (electronic bk.); 0813546966 (electronic bk.); 9780813544304 (paper); 0813544300 (paper); 9780813544298 (cloth); 0813544297 (cloth).Subject(s): Girls -- Sexual behavior -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Nevis | Sex -- Social aspects -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Nevis | Sex in popular culture -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Nevis | Girls -- Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Nevis -- Attitudes | Girls | Sex | Sex in popular culture | PSYCHOLOGY -- Human Sexuality | SELF-HELP -- Sexual Instruction | Jugend | Sexualit�at | NevisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pleasures and perils.DDC classification: 306.7082/0972973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Globalizing Nevis : radical shifts from subsistence to consumerism -- Competing discourses and morality at play -- Consuming global scripts : media, sex, and desire -- The state and sexualities -- Rethinking sexual-economic exchange -- Theorizing sexual pleasure -- Conclusion.
Summary: Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. In this provocative ethnography, Debra Curtis examines their sexuality in gripping detail: why do Nevisian girls engage in sexual activity at such young ages? Where is the line between coercion and consent? How does a desire for wealth affect a girl's sexual practices?. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality's contrad.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-211) and index.

Introduction -- Globalizing Nevis : radical shifts from subsistence to consumerism -- Competing discourses and morality at play -- Consuming global scripts : media, sex, and desire -- The state and sexualities -- Rethinking sexual-economic exchange -- Theorizing sexual pleasure -- Conclusion.

Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. In this provocative ethnography, Debra Curtis examines their sexuality in gripping detail: why do Nevisian girls engage in sexual activity at such young ages? Where is the line between coercion and consent? How does a desire for wealth affect a girl's sexual practices?. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality's contrad.

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