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Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent$
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Joseph J. Fischel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694754

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694754.001.0001

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Growing Somewhere?

Growing Somewhere?

Journeys of Gendered Adolescence

(p.131) 4 Growing Somewhere?
Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent

Joseph J. Fischel

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 conceptualizes sexual harm as peremption rather than predation. Correspondingly, the chapter substitutes our constellating characters of sexual harm and freedom--the child, the sex offender, and the homosexual--with the gendered adolescent, so we may perceive other impediments to flourishing. The first part develops a theory of peremption as the uncontrolled disqualification of possibility. The second part reimagines gendered adolescence as exemplary of sexuality through three twenty-first century U.S. films.

Keywords:   peremption, predation, sexual harm, the child, sex offender, homosexual, gendered adolescent, film

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