Interview by Mir Yarfitz In the 1950s, “youth” became a new consumer category of central importance to the worldwide social, cultural, and political transformations of the following decades. In The Age of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality from Perón to Videla (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Valeria […]
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The purpose of sex education for most of the century was conservative.
Jen Baker Following the death of Hollywood child star Shirley Temple on February 10th this year, the media focused on her role as a girl who helped break down racial barriers and lift the spirits of a nation in the midst of the Depression, but whose childhood was simultaneously “stolen” […]
Jen Baker Records from the Old Bailey proceedings (the Central Criminal Court for England and Wales) indicate that the acknowledgement and subsequent punishment of sexual offences against children are not modern phenomena. Between 1674 and 1913 – when online public records cease – there are at least 570 documented cases, predominantly from the City […]