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Perspectives on Children and Young People

Gender and Childhood Sexuality in Primary School

Authors: Bhana, Deevia

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  • First book to provide an African/South African lens to the study of gender and childhood sexualities
  • In-depth analysis of social and cultural theory surrounding childhood innocence discourse
  • Makes practical recommendations for context-specific interventions that work with children in local settings
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This book is an ethnography of teachers and children in grades 1 and 2, and presents arguments about why we should take gender and childhood sexuality seriously in the early years of South African primary schooling. Taking issue with dominant discourses which assumes children’s lack of agency, the book questions the epistemological foundations of childhood discourses that produce innocence. It examines the paradox between teachers’ dominant narratives of childhood innocence and children’s own conceptualisation of gender and sexuality inside the classroom, with peers, in heterosexual games, in the playground and through boyfriend-girlfriend relationships. It examines the nuances and finely situated experiences which draw attention to hegemonic masculinity and femininity where boys and girls challenge and contest relations of power. The book focuses on the early makings of gender and sexual harassment and shows how violent gender relations are manifest even amongst very young boys and girls. Attention is given to the interconnections with race, class, structural inequalities, as well as the actions of boys and girls as navigate gender and sexuality at school. The book argues that the early years of primary schooling are a key site for the production and reproduction of gender and sexuality. Gender reform strategies are vital in this sector of schooling.

About the authors

Professor Deevia Bhana is the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Gender and Childhood Sexuality and Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She has published widely in the fields of gender, childhood sexualities, young masculinities and schooling.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Childhood Sexuality in Primary School
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives on Children and Young People
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2239-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2239-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2238-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9570-2
Series ISSN
2365-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 229
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