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[ecrea] Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: beyond sensationalism and spectacle

Wed Apr 06 13:12:18 GMT 2011

Please find details of the final seminar, 'Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: Beyond Sensationalism and Spectacle' of the ESRC-funded seminar series, 'Pornification?: Complicating Debates About the Sexualisation of Culture (2009-2011) - Ros Gill, Meg Barker, Emma Renold and Jessica Ringrose

Places are very limited, so please book ASAP. Travel to Cardiff, within the UK, can be reimbursed (advanced tickets only).

*Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: Beyond Sensationalism and Spectacle*

*Date: 30^th  June 2011*

*Venue: Cardiff University *(School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, Committee Rooms 1&2)

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*10.00-10.15   Registration*

* 10.15 – 1030 Introduction and welcome *

(Meg Barker, Ros Gill, Emma Renold and Jessica Ringrose)

* 10.30-11.30 Theorising and researching teen-girls’ sexual cultures in an era of sexualisation: beyond the moral panic*

(Dr. Emma Renold, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University and Dr. Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education, University of London)

* 11.30-12.30   Sexualisation, Splitting and Innocence as Reparation*

(Danielle Egan, Professor and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies

St. Lawrence University, New York)

*12.30-1.30 LUNCH*

*1.30-2.30 “Don't do what I did”: parental sex education, memories and 'sexualisation'*

(Laura Harvey, Department of Psychology, Open University)

*2.30-3.30 “Studying sexual desire and expectations in girls and young women:Methodological dilemmas and opportunities.”*

(Dr. Sara McClleland, Psychology & Women's Studies, University of Michigan)

*3.30-3.45  Refreshments*

*3.45 – 4.45 Definitions, discourses and dilemmas: policy and academic engagement with the sexualisation of culture*

(Dr. Maddy Coy, Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University)

*4.45 – 5.30 Discussion*

* *(Discussant*: *Professor Valerie Walkerdine, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)

*Participation details:*

Places are limited for this event and need to be booked in advance. Please contact (_socsi-events /at/ <mailto:%(20socsi-events /at/> for further information.

To find out more about this seminar series see:_

For details of the forthcoming 2011 international 2 day conference, Complicating Debates About the 'Sexualisation of Culture' see:


Dr. Emma Renold
Reader in Childhood Studies,
School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
Cardiff CF10 3WT
Tel. 029 20876139

Debbie Epstein, Mary Jane Kehily and Emma Renold edit Gender and Education.

Take a look at our ethnographic, multi-media research into Young People and Place

For recent publications see:

Please see details of our ESRC Research Seminar Series
'Pornified? Complicating Debates on the Sexualisation of Culture'

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