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Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Stefanie Mollborn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Teenagers in the United States hear mixed messages about sexuality from the people and institutions around them. These social norms are important for understanding teen sexuality because they shape ... More


Theorizing about Norms and Social Control

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This social psychology theory chapter lays out tools for understanding norms and social control and how people navigate these social pressures. Sometimes norms occur in sets, within which norms can ... More


Pension prospects for minority ethnic groups

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter analyses the variation in employment and private pension scheme membership according to gender and specific ethnic group. The analysis uses data from the Family Resources Survey. The ... More


Conceptualising influences on women’s employment transitions: from various sociological and economic theories towards an integrated approach

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Women's labour market participation, marriage, fertility behaviour and, generally, gender roles changed dramatically during the second half of the twentieth century. Such changes have dominated the ... More


“Carrying a Stigma”: Communities and Teen Sexuality

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Communities are the outer circle of the social worlds interviewees described when talking about norms and social control around teen sex and teen pregnancy. Families, peers, and schools are embedded ... More


Selective Perception and the Social Construction of Sex

Asia Friedman

in Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the sexed body, introducing the mental filter of sex difference and the concept of sexpectations, the belief that “everyone is always either male or female” that organizes our ... More


Selective Attention—What We Actually See When We See Sex

Asia Friedman

in Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the socio-optical construction of sex difference, focusing specifically on social norms of attention and relevance. It presents lists of the most common visual and non-visual ... More


Studying Each Other

Tey Meadow

in Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520275034
eISBN:
9780520964167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275034.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The introduction sets the stage for the intricate discussion of a new identity category, the transgender child, and the first generation of families actively facilitating gender nonconformity. In a ... More


Working within associations: recognition in the public space for women?

Annie Dussuet and Érika Flahault

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Today, working in paid employment is the norm for women in France, and many of them are working in associations, which the authors regard as a specific type of civil society organisations. In this ... More


The Intervention Initiative: theoretical underpinnings, development and implementation

Rachel A. Fenton and Helen L. Mott

in Gender Based Violence in University Communities: Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336570
eISBN:
9781447336624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336570.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the theoretical underpinnings, development and implementation of The Intervention Initiative (TII), a public health intervention toolkit developed at the University of the West ... More


What’s love got to do with it?

Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester

in Domestic violence and sexuality: What’s love got to do with it?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447307433
eISBN:
9781447311638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307433.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses how practices of love are implicated in relationships characterised by DVA and how these practices of love reflect and interact with dominant ideas, expectations and beliefs ... More


Fight Club: Gendered Activism on Patriotism, Conscription, and Pro-Natalism

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This second case study chapter examines the use of gender norms and sexualization as political tools in Russia. It analyzes the use of gender norms in political activism on patriotism and two policy ... More


Conclusion: “The First Time, Do It for Love”: Sexism, Power, and Politics under Putin

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

The conclusion examines the ways in which gender norms and sexualization have been used in political advertising as a means of bolstering Russia’s increasingly nondemocratic political regime. As an ... More


Norms and Social Control around Teen Sexuality

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter introduces the book’s main questions: What norms about teen sexuality are being communicated to U.S. teens by their families, friends, schools, and communities? How are these norms ... More


“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Sexuality Norms and Social Control at Home

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter analyzes teenagers’ perspectives on how their parents and family members convey and enforce norms about teen sex and teen pregnancy. Teens see parents as important communicators and ... More


“What Are People Going to Think?”: The Influence of Close Friends and Peers

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Teenagers’ social worlds are shaped by the near-constant presence of peers. Friends’ norms about teen sex and teen pregnancy often differ from parents’. School constrains teens’ social interactions ... More


“Scare It into Us”: School Norms and Social Control

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

School plays a complicated role in regulating teenagers’ sexuality. School is a fishbowl that contains peer interactions and social exclusion. It also represents the key institutional pathway to ... More


“Say One Thing and Do Another”: Teens React to Norms and Social Control

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Some teens react to norm communication and enforcement by internalizing norms and remaining abstinent, but by the end of high school most violate the norms while trying to avoid sanctions. To ... More


Conclusion

Stefanie Mollborn

in Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control around Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190633271
eISBN:
9780190633318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633271.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology and Interaction

Who is winning the struggle between teens and norm enforcers over teen sex? Nobody is. Most teens are abstinent throughout much of high school, but most end up having sex before finishing high ... More


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