Engaging with the Bailey Review: blogging, academia and authenticity

F. Attwood, M. Barker, S. Bragg, D. Egan, Adrienne Evans, L. Harvey, G. Hawkes, J. Heckert, N. Holford, J. Macvarish, A. Martin, A. McKee, S. Mowlabocus, S. Paasonen, E. Renold, J. Ringrose, L. Valentine, A.F. Watson, L. van Zoonen

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This article reproduces and discusses a series of blog posts posted by academics in anticipation of the report on commercialisation, sexualisation and childhood, ‘Letting Children Be Children’ by Reg Bailey for the UK Department of Education in June 2011. The article discusses the difficulty of ‘translating’ scholarly work for the public in a context where ‘impact’ is increasingly important and the challenges that academics face in finding new ways of speaking about sex in public
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-94
JournalPsychology and Sexuality
Issue number1
Early online date9 Nov 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychology and Sexuality, 3 (1), pp. 69-94. Psychology and Sexuality is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19419899.2011.627698


  • blogging
  • sex
  • sexualisation
  • Bailey Review


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