Diversity and Difference

  • Allison Moore
  • Paul Reynolds
Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)


Since the mid-twentieth century, the organisation and expression of sexuality has been undergoing significant change. Jeffrey Weeks has claimed that we are living in “the midst of a long, unfinished but profound, revolution that has transformed the possibilities of living sexual diversity and creating intimate lives” (Weeks 2007: x). See also Anthony Giddens’ (1992) ‘Transformation of Intimacy’ thesis). Furthermore, he posits that this revolution has been “overwhelmingly beneficial to the vast majority of people in the West” (ibid).


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  • Allison Moore
    • 1
  • Paul Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesEdge Hill UniversityOrmskirkUK

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