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Proposing love on the way to school: mobility, sexuality and youth transitions in South Africa.
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PMID:  20972913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Young people's daily mobility in sub-Saharan Africa remains largely invisible and under-researched. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data from the Child Mobility Project in South Africa, we show how young people's daily journeys (to school and other places) shape, and are shaped by, the possibility of sexual encounters. Young women are seen to be at risk of sexual violence as they travel around their neighbourhoods and fears of sexual violence and transgressive relationships lead to controls over their mobility, with potentially negative consequences for education and social opportunities. However, mobility can also present opportunities for welcomed sexual encounters and experimentation, which are seen as part of growing up. We discuss the implications for young women's ability to negotiate safe routes to adulthood.
Kate Hampshire; Gina Porter; Mac Mashiri; Goodhope Maponya; Sipho Dube
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, health & sexuality     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1464-5351     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Health Sex     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883416     Medline TA:  Cult Health Sex     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK.
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