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Children, Sexuality, and the Law$
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Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780814723852

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.001.0001

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Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Sacha M. Coupet

Ellen Marrus

NYU Press

This book attempts to move the discourse of children and sex farther by presenting a different framing of the topic. This new framing positions children not only as objects of protection but also with agency in the context of sex and sexuality and as right holders within a broader discussion about sex, sexuality, and related aspects of gender. Indeed, children are not only exposed to sexual environments, they are engaging in sexual conduct and with sexual media in ways that have never been considered before. Thus, this book aims to promote a more enlightened dialogue on the topic of children and sex—one that invites new legal responses reflective of both children's agency and rights.

Keywords:   children, sex, sexuality, gender, sexual environments, sexual conduct, sexual media

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