Flirting with Danger by Lynn Phillips
Young Women's Reflections on Sexuality and Domination (Qualitative Studies in Psychology)

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In Flirting with Danger, Lynn M. Phillips explores how young women make sense of, resist, and negotiate conflicting cultural messages about sexual agency, responsibility, aggression, and desire. How do women develop their ideas about sex, love, and domination? Why do they express feminist views condemning male violence in the abstract, but often adamantly refuse to name their own violent and exploitive encounters as abuse, rape, or victimization? Based on in depth individual and collective interviews with a racially and culturally diverse sample of college aged women, Flirting with Danger sheds valuable light on the cultural lenses through which young women interpret their sexual encounters and their experiences of male aggression in heterosexual relationships.Phillips makes an important contribution to the fields of female and adolescent sexuality, feminist theory, and feminist method. The volume will also be of particular use to advocates seeking to design prevention and intervention programs which speak to the complex needs of women grappling with questions of sexuality and violence.


About Lynn Phillips

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Lynn M. Phillipsis the author ofThe Girls Report: What We Know and Need to Know about Growing Up Female, commissioned by the National Council for Research on Women, and Planned Parenthood'sUnequal Partners: Exploring Power and Consent in Adult-Teen Relationships. She teaches psychology and gender studies at Eugene Lang College of The New School for Social Research and also writes, speaks, and consults with organizations on issues of sexuality, education, and victimization.
Published November 1, 2000 by NYU Press academic. 273 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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