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Making Sense of Sexual Consent

Edited by: Mark Cowling, Paul Reynolds

ISBN13: 9780754636878
ISBN: 0754636879
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00 - Unavailable at Publisher

The issue of sexual consent has stimulated much debate in the last decade. The contributors to this illuminating volume make sense of sexual consent from various conceptual standpoints: socio-legal, post-structural, philosophical and feminist.

The volume comprises a range of studies, all based around consent within a specific context such as criminal justice, homosexuality, sadomasochism, prostitution, male rape, learning disabilities, sexual ethics, and the age of consent. It is the first collection to publish exclusively on issues of sexual consent, and both makes sense of sexual consent in contemporary society and guides debate towards better consent standards and decisions in the future.

Making Sense of Sexual Consent will excite considerable discussion amongst academics, professionals and all those who think that freedom to make decisions about our sexual selves is important. It will set the agenda for debate on sexual consent into the 21st Century.

Criminal Law
Introduction, Mark Cowling and Paul Reynolds. Part I: (More) General and Theoretical Themes: Rape, communicative sexuality and sex education, Mark Cowling
Feminist approaches to sexual consent: a critical assessment, Allison Moore and Paul Reynolds
Sexual ethics and the erotics of consent, Moira Carmody
The language of refusal: sexual consent and the limits of post-structuralism, Gideon Calder
The age of consent and sexual consent, Matthew Waites
The quality of consent: sexual consent, culture, communication, knowledge and ethics, Paul Reynolds. Part II: (More) Specific and Practical Themes: 'Risky' women, sexual consent and criminal 'Justice', Margaret S. Malloch
Prostitution and consent: beyond the liberal dichotomy of 'Free or Forced', Barbara Sullivan
The construction of sexual consent in male rape and sexual assault, Philip N. S. Rumney and Martin Morgan-Taylor
Beyond (hetero)sexual consent, Karen Corteen
'Sexual Rights' and 'Sexual Responsibilities' within consensual 'S/M', Andrea Beckmann
Understanding sexual consent: an empirical investigation of the normative script for young heterosexual adults, Terry P. Humphreys
People with learning disabilities: sex, the law and consent, Michelle McCarthy and David Thompson
Sex is violence: a critique of Susan Sontag's 'Fascinating Fascism', David Renton
'In the Field and In There': some ethical dilemmas in researching sexualities, John Gibbins