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"Boys in Power": Consent and Genered Power Dynamics in Sex

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Ólafsdóttir, Katrín
dc.contributor.author Kjaran, Jón
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-31T14:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-31T14:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Ólafsdóttir, K., & Kjaran, J. I. (2019). "Boys in Power": Consent and Gendered Power Dynamics in Sex. Boyhood Studies, 12(1), 38-56. doi: https://doi.org/10.3167/bhs.2019.120104
dc.identifier.issn 2375-9240
dc.identifier.issn 2375-9267
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2595
dc.description.abstract Sexual consent determines if sex is consensual, but the concept is under-researched globally. In this article, we focus on heterosexual young men and how they negotiate sex and consent. We draw on peer group interviews to understand how young men are constituted by the dominant discourses at play in shaping their realities. We have identified two different discourses that inform consent, the discourse of consent (based on legal, educational, and grassroots discourses), and the discourse of heterosexuality (based on the heterosexual script, porn, and gender roles) resulting in conflicting messages for boys. They are supposed to take responsibility for sex to be consensual as well as being gentle partners, but at the same time, the heterosexual discourse itself produces power imbalances in sex and dating.
dc.format.extent 38-56
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Berghahn Books
dc.relation.ispartofseries Boyhood Studies;12(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Boys
dc.subject Consent
dc.subject Dating
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Masculinity
dc.subject Power
dc.subject Sex
dc.subject Youth
dc.title "Boys in Power": Consent and Genered Power Dynamics in Sex
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license © Berghahn Journals
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Boyhood Studies
dc.identifier.doi 10.3167/bhs.2019.120104
dc.relation.url http://berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/boyhood-studies/12/1/bhs120104.xml
dc.contributor.school School of education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)

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