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ERIC Number: EJ942134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Mythologies and Panics: Twentieth Century Constructions of Child Prostitution
Brown, Alyson
Children & Society, v18 n5 p344-354 Nov 2004
This paper examines twentieth century social constructions of child prostitutes and child prostitution, the origins of these representations and the extent to which they have been used as metaphors for other perceived social, economic and political problems. It is important to recognise that these children have been sexually abused and that discourses that have portrayed them as either assertive and blameworthy seducers or as abducted and coerced innocents are constructed myths which detracted from recognition of the actual problems these children have faced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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