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Plastic Visibility, Visible Plasticity: On the Sexualization of Girlhood

Oct 17, 2012, 3pm-5pm

A lecture by Catherine Driscoll. The emergence of modern girlhood can be mapped onto changing ideas about sex. These changes are certainly always relative to new distinctions demarcating sexual difference and gender roles, but the modern idea of girlhood is not only a set of ideas about how one becomes a woman. And, as with girlhood’s legislative, pedagogical and psychological formations, girlhood as a popular cultural formation is very often centered on sex. This talk explores some fraught current public debates about the idea of girl sexuality and its developmental periodization.


Location:Vanier College Senior Common Room
Sponsor:Co-sponsored by Children's Studies Program, Department of Humanities; Vanier College and CFR
Posted by:Jessica Balmer
Web Sitehttp://cfr.info.yorku.ca/events/
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