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dc.contributor.authorPopova, Milena
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:11:59Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262353595_86
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78566
dc.description.abstractAn introduction to issues of sexual consent, covering key strands of feminist thought, how sexual consent is negotiated in practice, the influence of popular culture, and more. The #MeToo movement has focused public attention on the issue of sexual consent. People of all genders, from all walks of life, have stepped forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and violation. In a predictable backlash, others have taken to mass media to inquire plaintively if “flirting” is now forbidden. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a nuanced introduction to sexual consent by a writer who is both a scholar and an activist on this issue. It has become clear from discussions of the recent high-profile cases of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and others that there is no clear agreement over what constitutes consent or non-consent and how they are expressed and perceived in sexual situations. This book presents key strands of feminist thought on the subject of sexual consent from across academic and activist communities and covers the history of research on consent in such fields as psychology and feminist legal studies. It discusses how sexual consent is negotiated in practice, from “No means no” to “Yes means yes,” and describes what factors might limit individual agency in such negotiations. It examines how popular culture, including pornography, romance fiction, and sex advice manuals, shapes our ideas of consent; explores the communities at the forefront of consent activism; and considers what meaningful social change in this area might look like. Going beyond the conventional cisgender, heterosexual norm, the book lists additional resources for those seeking to improve their practice of consent, survivors of sexual violence, and readers who want to understand contemporary debates on this issue in more depth.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMIT Press Essential Knowledge series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFE Violence in society::JFFE2 Sexual abuse & harassment
dc.subject.otherSexual consent
dc.subject.otherrape culture
dc.subject.othersexual violence
dc.subject.otherconsent
dc.subject.otherfeminism
dc.subject.othersex
dc.subject.otherbodily autonomy
dc.subject.otherrape myths
dc.subject.othergender
dc.subject.othersexuality
dc.subject.othersexual orientation
dc.subject.otherrace
dc.subject.otherreligion
dc.subject.otherdisability
dc.subject.otherintersectionality
dc.subject.otherconsent negotiation
dc.subject.otherrelationships
dc.subject.otherunwanted sex
dc.subject.othersexual scripts
dc.subject.otheridentity
dc.subject.othermarginalisation
dc.subject.otherpopular culture
dc.subject.othersex advice
dc.subject.otherpornography
dc.subject.otherromance
dc.subject.othersex education
dc.subject.otheractivism
dc.subject.otherBDSM
dc.subject.othertransformative justice
dc.subject.other#MeToo
dc.titleSexual Consent
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/12108.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262353595
oapen.relation.isbn9780262537322
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages216
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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