Growing Up Sexually(Bibliographies)

 

23/Ages & Consents

 

Main Index®Index Volume 3 ® Bibliography 23


 

Compiler’s Notes:

 

There is more to AoC than the “sexual” species: marriage, abortion, semen cryopreservation in adolescents, other nonreproductive medical situations, body modification practices, pornographic depiction, categorical relativity (homosexual vs heterosexual), and so forth. However uninteresting to many (at times for good reasons), legislative texts are not only acconstructive of sexual/body/erotic “curricula” but also inform institutionalized grids of universa thus comprised of sexological entities, responsibilities, normalities and categories. This institutionalization is of course grotesque and absurd in its product; yet anyone sensible agrees that there is something entirely indispensable about it as a process. The texts below cover diverse modes of academic digestion: historical anthropology, historiography, apology for rigorisation, liberal reform, comparative survey, and social analysis.

 

For contemporary details, one is to consult ECPAT[1], CRLP[2],  ILGA[3] (and entries in ILGA Europe’s EuroLetter),  Interpol[4], and IHFHR’s Women 2000: An Investigation into the Status of Women’s Rights in Central and South-Eastern Europe and the N.I.S. (Vienna, July 2000). Valuable work was, and is, done by Graupner. For a note on Legal Age of Marriage taken from the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the International Women’s Rights Action Watch (1995) see Appendix 2 of Mission Statement of the Forum on Marriage and the Rights of Women and Girls (UK).

 

Specific current legislative overviews are referred to in UK and US chapters. See also bibliography 30, on “Politics, Rights, Freedom”.

 

Note: this bibliography may be updated monthly.

 


 

  • Abel, G. G., J. V. Becker, Cunningham-Rathner J. (1984) Complications, consent, and cognitions in sex between children and adults, Int J Law Psychiatry 7,1:89-103
  • Baker, C. (1983). "The Age of Consent Controversy - Age and Gender As Social Practice." Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology 19(1): 96-112.
  • Baraitser, P., K. Collander Brown, et al. (2004). "Community attitudes to the sexual behaviour of young people in an urban area with high rates of sexual ill-health." J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 30(4): 225-8.
  • Barber, R. (1977). "Criminal-Law Amendment Act of 1891 and Age-Of-Consent Issue in Queensland." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 10(2): 95-113.
  • Barr, P. (1972). "Age of Consent - Victorian Prostitution and Its Enemies - Pearson,M." New Society 22(524): 165.
  • Barron, S. L. (1986). "Sexual activity in girls under 16 years of age." 93(8): 787-793.
  • Baurmann, M. (2002) Adolescence, Sexuality & the Criminal Law – The Criminological Perspective. "Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse: From Understanding to Protection and Prevention" 7th Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Vienna, September 11th – 14th, 2002
  • Baurmann, M. (2005) Sexuality, Adolescence & the Criminal Law – The Perspective of Criminology, in Helmut Graupner & Vern Bullough (Eds.) Adolescence, Sexuality & the Criminal Law. New York: Haworth Press. A forthcoming monograph published simultaneously as the Journal of Psychology in Human Sexuality, Vol. 16, Nos. 2/3
  • Boos, Eric J., "The Politics of Sex and Beer: How the Brewing Industry in Wisconsin Exploited the Unified Woman's Movement to Prevent Changes in the Age of Consent Law to Protect Their Sex-Slave Industry" (November 18, 2003). http://ssrn.com/abstract=470581
  • Brongersma, E. (1980) The meaning of “indecency” with respect to moral offences involving children, Br J Criminol 20,1:20-34
  • Brongersma, E. (1983) Kinderen, seks, wet, justitie, Jeugd & Samenl [Dutch] 13,2:126-32
  • Brongersma, E. (1988) A Defence of Sexual Liberty for All Age Groups, Howard J Crim Just 27,1:32-43
  • Brown, M. (1996). "The Age of Consent: The Parliamentary Campaign in the Uk to Lower the Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts." Journal of Legislative Studies 2(Issue 2): 1-7.

·         Bryant, C. D. (1982) Sexual Deviancy and Social Proscription. New York: Human Sciences Press

  • Bullough V. L. (2002) Age of Consent: an Overview. "Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse: From Understanding to Protection and Prevention" 7th Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Vienna, September 11th – 14th, 2002
  • Bullough, V. L. (2003) An historical overview of the age of consent from the Greeks to the Twenty First Century U.S. SSSS-WR [The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Region] meeting, San Jose, California, April 10-13, 2003
  • Bullough, V. L. (2003) Bruce Rind the Truth Teller, Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, Volume: 15 Issue: 1, 2003: p1 – 3
  • Bullough, V. L. (2005) Age of Consent: A Historical Overview, in Helmut Graupner & Vern Bullough (Eds.) Adolescence, Sexuality & the Criminal Law. New York: Haworth Press. A forthcoming monograph published simultaneously as the Journal of Psychology in Human Sexuality, Vol. 16, Nos. 2/3
  • Burton, A. (1998) From Child Bride to “Hindoo Lady”: Rukhmabai and the Debate on Sexual Respectability in Imperial Britain, Am Hist Rev 103,4:1119-46
  • Burton, A. (1999) Conjugality on trial: the Rukhmabai case and the debate on Indian child-marriage in late Victorian Britain, in Robb, G. & Erber, N. (Eds.) Disorder in the Court: Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century. New York: New York University Press, p33-56
  • Butler, J. E. G. & Jordan, J. (2003). Child prostitution and the age of consent. London, Routledge.
  • Butler, J. E. G., Jordan, J. et al. (2002). Josephine Butler and the prostitution campaigns diseases of the body politic. London, RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Califia, P. (1980) The Age Of Consent - An issue and its affects in the gay movement. Advocate [USA], No. 303, October 16th 1980 (pp. 19-23, 45), No. 304, October 30th 1980 (pp. 17-23, 45)
  • Cocca, Carolyn E. (2000) The politics of adolescent sexuality: Adoption and reinvention of statutory rape laws in the fifty states, 1969—1999. Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University
  • Cowling, M. & Reynolds, P. (Eds., 2004) Making sense of sexual consent. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing
  • D’Cruze, Sh. (2004) Protection, Harm and Social Evil: the Age of Consent since 1885. Paper for presentation at Evil, Law and the State Conference, 14th July - 17th July 2004, Mansfield College, Oxford
  • Davis, L. (1983). "The "Age of Consent" Controversy: Age an Gender as Social Practice." Australian Journal of Social Issues 19(Issue 1): 79-95.

·         Densen-Gerber, J. & Dugan, J. (1989) The United States age-of-consent laws governing the sexual conduct of minors: A rationale for national uniformity; an overview of the present law; a proposal for reform, in Rosner, R. & Schwartz, H. I. (Eds.) Juvenile Psychiatry and the Law. New York, NY, US: Plenum Press, p145-80

·         Donovan, P. (1997) Can Statutory Rape Laws be Effective in Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy? Fam Plann Perspect 29,1:30-4+40 [An overview of US state-specific rulings is offered at p31]

  • Ellis, S. J. and C. Kitzinger (2002). "Denying equality: An analysis of arguments against lowering the age of consent for sex between men." Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 12(3): 167-180.
  • Epstein, Debbie; Richard Johnson and Deborah Lynn Steinberg (2000) Twice Told Tales: Transformation, Recuperation and Emergence in the Age of Consent Debates 1998, Sexualities 3,1:5-30
  • Faust, B. (1995) Child sexuality and age of consent laws: the Netherlands model, Aust Gay & Lesb Law J 5:78-85

·         Ferdinand, Th. N. (1967) The Criminal Patterns of Boston Since 1849, Am J Sociol 73,1:84-99, p91n14

  • Forbes, G. H. (1979). "Women and Modernity: The Issue of Child Marriage in India." Women's Studies International Quarterly 2(4): 407-419.
  • Friedrich M. (2002) Adolescence, Sexuality and the Criminal Law from the Perspective of Child Psychiatry. "Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse: From Understanding to Protection and Prevention" 7th Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Vienna, September 11th – 14th, 2002
  • Garfinkle, E. (2003). "Coming of age in America: The misapplication of sex-offender registration and community notification laws to juveniles." California Law Review 91(1): 163-208.
  • Giner-Sorolla. Roger (2005) "Below the Age of Consent: Moral Disapproval of Minimally Described Adult-Adolescent Relationships". Gender, Sexuality and Law: Theory and Practice, Sex in Criminal Justice, Keele, Kent and Westminster Law Schools, March 18-19, 2005

·         Godbeer, R. (1995) “The Cry of Sodom”: Discourse, Intercourse, and Desire in Colonial New England, William & Mary Quart, 3rd. Ser., 52,2:259-86

·         Goodsell, W. (1934) A History of Marriage and the Family. Rev. ed. New York: MacMillan, p475-6

  • Gorham, D. (1978) The “Maiden tribute of modern Babylon” re-examined: child prostitution and the idea of childhood in late-Victorian England, Victor Stud 21,3:353-79
  • Graupner, H. (1997) Sexualität, Jugendschutz & Menschenrechte - Über das Recht von Kindern und Jugendlichen auf sexuelle Selbstbestimmung. 2 Vols. Frankfurt, M/Berlin/Bern/New York/Paris/Vienna: Peter Lang
  • Graupner, H. (1999) Love versus abuse: crossgenerational sexual relations of minors: a gay rights issue? Journal of Homosexuality 37,4:23-56

·         Graupner, H. (2000) Sexual consent: The criminal law in Europe and overseas, Arch Sex Behav 29,5:415-61

  • Graupner, H. (2002a) Sexual Consent - The Criminal Law in Europe and Overseas. Keynote-Lecture at the 7th International Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) "Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence - From Understanding to Protection and Prevention” (Vienna, September 11th-14th 2002) [http://members.aon.at/graupner/documents/Graupner-paper-kn-oFN.pdf]
  • Graupner, H. (2002b) The 17-year-old Child - An Absurdity of the Late 20th Century. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO) “Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence - From Understanding to Protection and Prevention” (Vienna, September 11th-14th 2002), “Sexuality, Adolescence & the Criminal Law” [http://members.aon.at/graupner/documents/Graupner-paper-symp.pdf]
  • Graupner, H. (2003) Das 17-jährige Kind - Jüngste europarechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Sexualität in den Neuen Medien. Vortrag anlässlich der Fachtagung der Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaft e.V. (GSW) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Klinik und Poliklinik für Hautkrankheiten der Universität Leipzig, Tagungsthema: „Sexualität und Neue Medien“, Leipzig 10.05.2003 [http://members.aon.at/graupner/documents/Graupner-paper-symp-D.pdf]
  • Graupner, H. (2004) The 17-year-old Child: An Absurdity of the Late 20th Century. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders (IATSO), "Sex Offending is Everybody's Business", Athens, 6th - 9th October, 2004 [http://members.aon.at/graupner/documents/IATSO-17yoChild.PDF]
  • Graupner, H. (2005) The 17-year-old Child: An Absurdity of the Late 20th Century, in Helmut Graupner & Vern Bullough (Eds.) Adolescence, Sexuality & the Criminal Law. New York: Haworth Press. A forthcoming monograph published simultaneously as the Journal of Psychology in Human Sexuality, Vol. 16, Nos. 2/3
  • Healey, D. (2002) No Age of Consent? Soviet Medicine and the Problem of 'Sexual Maturity'. The 4th European Social Science History Conference, 27 February - 2 March
  • Heimsath, Ch. H. (1962) The Origin and Enactment of the Indian Age of Consent Bill, 189, J Asian Stud 21,4:491-504
  • Helfer, L. R. (1990). "Finding A Consensus on Equality - the Homosexual Age of Consent and the European Convention on Human-Rights." New York University Law Review 65(4): 1044-1100.
  • Hillhouse, R. J. (1990) Out of the Closet behind the Wall: Sexual Politics and Social Change in the GDR, Slavic Rev 49,4:585-96, at 588
  • Hindley, J. C. (1986). "The Age of Consent for Male-Homosexuals." Criminal Law Review: 595-603.
  • Jackson, L. A. (1999a) Family, community and the regulation of sexual abuse: London 1870-1914, in Fletcher A. & Hussey S. (Eds.) Childhood in Question. Children, Parents and the State. Manchester University Press
  • Jackson, L. A. (1999b) The child’s word in court: cases of sexual abuse in London, 1870-1914, in Arnot, M. L. & Usborne, C. (Eds.) Gender and Crime in Modern Europe. London: UCL Press, p222-37
  • Jackson, L. A. (2000a) Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England. New York: Routledge
  • Jackson, L. A. (2000b) “Singing Birds as well as Soap Suds”: the Salvation Army’s Work with Sexually Abused Girls in Edwardian England, Gender & Hist 12,1:107-27
  • Kosambi, M. (1991). "Girl-Brides and Sociolegal Change - Age of Consent Bill (1891) Controversy." Economic & Political Weekly 26(31-32): 1857-1868.
  • Krickler, K. (1998) Age of Consent in European Countries, EuroLetter [ILGA Europe] 60:9
  • La Grange, D. d. (1972). La femme et l'adolescent dans la société a travers un fait divers. Grenoble, Universités des sciences sociales, Grenoble II, Institut d'études politiques
  • Leahy, Terry (1996) Sex and the Age of Consent: The Ethical Issues, Social Analysis 39
  • Lindenmeyer, K. (2000) Adolescence, Marriage, and Parenthood in the Twentieth Century U.S. Paper Presented at History of Childhood in America Conference, Washington, D.C., August 5-6
  • Mawby, R. I. (1979). "Policing the Age of Consent." Journal of Adolescence 2(1): 41-49.
  • Miller, H. L. et al. (1998) Issues in statutory rape law enforcement: the views of district attorneys in Kansas, Fam Plann Perspect 30,4:177-81
  • Mykitiuk, R. and S. Turnham (2004). "Legal dimensions of adolescent sexuality." J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26(11): 991-1000.
  • Nair, J. (1995) Prohibited marriage: State protection and the child wife, Contributions to Indian Sociol 29,1-2:157-86

·         Nathanson, C. A. (1991) Dangerous Passage: The Social Control in Women’s Adolescence. Philadelphia: Temple University Press

  • O’Neil, M. L. (2000) 'Act your Age!': Law, Culture and the Boundary between Child and Adult. PhD Dissertation, University of Kansas [DAI-A 61/07, p2775, Jan 2001], chapter 4: Statutory Rape: The Protection of Young, White Womanhood, p112-37
  • Odem, M. (1995) Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press
  • Paedophile Information Exchange (1975). Evidence on the law relating to and penalties of certain sexual offences involving children for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee. London, P.I.E.
  • Parikh, Sh . (current) Bargaining with Female Sexuality: Assessing the Age of Consent as a Feminist Strategy in Uganda. Fulbright New Century Scholars Program. Current research

·         Parker, K. R. (1994) “To protect the chastity of children under sixteen”: statutory rape prosecutions in a Midwest county circuit court, 1850-1950, Michigan Hist Rev 20:49-79

  • Pathak, K. B. (1980) Law and Age at Marriage for Females in India, Indian J Social Work 40,4:407-15
  • Powell, D. E. B. (1994). "Homosexuality and Age of Consent." Lancet 343(8898): 674.

·         Riegel, R. E. (1968) Changing American Attitudes Toward Prostitution (1800-1920), J Hist Ideas 29,3:437-52, at p451

  • Robertson, S. (2002). "Age of consent law and the making of modern childhood in New York City, 1886-1921." Journal of Social History 35(4): 781-98
  • Robison, (2004) An Age of Consent: Press Representations of Endemic Sexual Abuse of Young Girls by Pitcairn Island Men. MA thesis, Women's Studies)
  • Robson, A. (1978) The significance of the maiden tribute of modern Babylon, Vict Period Newsl [Canada] 11,2:50-7
  • Rozovsky, L. E. & F. A. Rozovsky (1985). "Do you know the real age of consent?" Can Doct 51(2): 53-4, 56.
  • Sarkar, T. (1993). "Rhetoric Against Age of Consent - Resisting Colonial Reason and Death of A Child-Wife." Economic & Political Weekly 28(36): 1869-1878.
  • Sarkar, T. (2000) A Prehistory of Rights: The Age of Consent Debate in Colonial Bengal, Feminist Studies 26,3:601-22
  • Schaffner, Laurie (2005) Capacity, Consent, and the Construction of Adulthood. In Bernstein, E. & Schaffner, L. (Eds.) Regulating Sex, The Politics of Intimacy and Identity. Routledge, p189-208
  • Schick, P. J. (2002) Age of minor victims which should be protected by criminal law provisions. "Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse: From Understanding to Protection and Prevention" 7th Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Vienna, September 11th – 14th, 2002
  • Schuijer, J. (1991) Tolerance at Arm's Length: The Dutch Experience, Journal of Homosexuality 20,1-2:199-229
  • Seabloom, W. (1995). "A hermeneutic model of treatment for pedosexual/ephebosexual behavioral crisis." Nordisk Sexologi 13(3): 130-141.
  • Sen, A. (1980-1) Hindu Revivalism in Action - The Age of Consent Bill Agitation in Bengal, Indian Hist Rev [India] 7,1-2:160-84
  • Siedlecky, S. (2004) Girls and Sex: Historical Reflections on the Age of Consent, New Doctor [Doctors Reform Society of Australia] 81, Winter 2004 p26-7 [http://www.drs.org.au/new_doctor/81/81.26-27.pdf]
  • Simpson, A. E. (1987) Vulnerability and the age of female consent: Legal innovation and its effect on prosecutions for rape in 18th Century London, in Maccubin, R. P. (Ed.) 'Tis Nature's Fault: Unauthorized sexuality during the Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p181-205
  • Sinha, M. (1995) Nationalism and Respectable Sexuality in India, Genders 21:30-57
  • Smith, L. (1993). "Take Back Your Mink, Carroll, Lewis, Child Masquerade and the Age of Consent." Art History 16(3): 369-385.
  • Srinivas, M. (2004) 'The Pleasures of this Life': Caste, Conjugality, and the Tamil Politics of Child Marriage. 33rd Annual Conference on South Asia, October 15 - 17, 2004, Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Stonewall (nd) Arrested Development. Stonewall survey on the age of consent and sex education. Undated, 15p [http://www.stonewall.org.uk/docs/Scan20a.pdf]
  • Sullivan, T. J. (1989) Sex And Consent in Adolescence: A Local Centre of Power-Knowledge. PhD Dissertation, York University (Canada) [DAI-A 50/09, p3078, Mar 1990]
  • Tambe, A. (2000). "Colluding Patriarchies: The Colonial Reform of Sexual Relations in India." Feminist Studies 26(3): 587-600.
  • Tambe, A. (2003) Legislating Sexual Maturity in India, 1910-1930. Paper for the 32nd Annual Conference on South Asia, October 24-26 2003, Center for South Asia, International Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Tsang, D. (1981). The Age taboo gay male sexuality, power, and consent. Boston, Alyson Publications.
  • Vatsa, R. S. (1971) The Movement against Infant-Marriages in India 1860-1914, J Indian Hist [India] 49,1-3:289-303
  • Waites, M. (1990) The Age of Consent. Homosexuality and citizenship in the United Kingdom (1885 – 1999). Unpublished PhD thesis South Bank University, London
  • Waites, M. (1999) ‘The Age of Consent and Sexual Citizenship in the United Kingdom: A History’, in J. Seymour & R. Bagguley (Eds.) Relating Intimacies: Power and Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Waites, M. (2001). "Regulation of sexuality: Age of consent, section 28 and sex education." Parliamentary Affairs 54(3): 495-+.
  • Waites, M. (2002). "Inventing a 'lesbian age of consent'? The history of the minimum age for sex between women in the UK." Social & Legal Studies 11(3): 323-342.
  • Waites, M. (2003a). "Equality at last? Homosexuality, heterosexuality and the age of consent in the United Kingdom." Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association 37(4): 637-655.
  • Waites, M. (2003b) A critique of 'adult sexual abuse of child' in the Home Office review of sex offences, and alternative proposals for reform of Age of Consent Laws. British Sociological Association Annual Conference “Social Futures: Desire, Excess and Waste”, 11th–13th April 2003, University of York
  • Waites, M. (2005a) "Reconceptualising the Age of Consent: An Argument for Change".  Gender, Sexuality and Law: Theory and Practice, Sex in Criminal Justice, Keele, Kent and Westminster Law Schools, March 18-19, 2005
  • Waites, M. (in press 2005) Age of Consent - Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship. Palgrave
  • Walkowitz, J. R. (1992) City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London. London: Virago
  • Weber, A. (2001) Europeanwide Crimilization of Juvenile Sexuality up to 18, EuroLetter [ILGA Europe] 91:6-8
  • Whitehead, J. (1995) Modernising the Motherhood Archetype: Public Health Models and the Child Marriage Act of 1929, Contributions to Indian Sociol 29,1-2:187-210
  • Whitehead, J. (1996) Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Rule: The Ilbert Bill, Revivalism, and Age of Consent in Colonial India, Sociol Bull 45,1:29-54
  • Wolters, W. H. (1986) Letter to the editor, Child Absue & Negl 10,3:423-5

 


 

 

 

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[1] ECPAT International, Online Database [http://www.ecpat.net/eng/Ecpat_inter/projects/monitoring/online_database/index.asp]

[2] CRLP (2000) Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives. Available from http://www.crlp.org

[3]http://www.ilga.org/Information/Legal_survey/Europe/world_legal_survey__europe.htm

[4] Legislation of Interpol member states on sexual offences against children [http://www.interpol.int/Public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws/Default.asp]