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Title: ‘Serious girls’, prostitutes and ‘whores’. Calling genders to order
Authors: Maia, M.
Keywords: Gender
Sexual behaviours
Serious girl
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Citation: Maia, M. (2011). ‘Serious girls’, prostitutes and ‘whores’. Calling genders to order. International Review of Social Research. 1 (1), 123-131
Abstract: The sexual representations and the sexual experiences of individuals are marked by the gender they belong to, which induces social roles and differentiated ideals and determines behaviours, namely those that concern the body and sexuality. The speeches of young people questioned in an ethnological investigation on sexual representations in the Eastern suburb of Paris, denounce the opposition between feminine and masculine values, and show the difference between the representations and behaviours of young males and females. The speeches of young people denote a distinction between the ‘serious girl’, the prostitute and the ‘whore’, which marks a hierarchy of moral values, in relation to their behaviour in general and to their sexual behaviour in particular.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1515/irsr-2011-0007
ISSN: 2069-8534
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:CRIA-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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