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What constitutes transgressive sex? The case of child prostitution in Thailand

Montgomery, Heather (2009). What constitutes transgressive sex? The case of child prostitution in Thailand. In: Donnan, Hastings and Magowan, Fiona eds. Transgressive Sex: Subversion and Control in Erotic Encounters. Volume 13, Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality. Oxford, UK: Berghahn, pp. 191–210.

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About the book: Sex is often regarded as a dangerous business that must be rigorously controlled, regulated, and subjected to rules. Sexual acts that defy acceptable practices may be seen as variously defiling, immoral, and even unnatural. They may challenge and subvert both cultural preconceptions and the social order in a politics of sexual transgression that threatens to radically transform permissible boundaries and restructure bodily engagements. This collection of essays explores acts of sexual transgression that have the power to reconfigure perceptions of bodily intimacy and the social norms of interaction. Considering issues such as domestic violence, child prostitution, health and sex, teenage sex, and sex with animals across a range of settings from contemporary Oceania, the Pacific, South Africa, and southeast Asia to Euro-America, this book should interest all those who question the "naturalness" of sex, including public health workers, clinical practitioners and students of sex, sexuality, and gender in the humanities and social sciences.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-84545-539-8, 978-1-84545-539-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Studies
Item ID: 16898
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 13:29
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:24
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