Engaging with the Bailey Review: Blogging, academia and authenticity

Feona Attwood, Meg Barker, Sara Bragg, Danielle Egan, Adrienne Evans, Laura Harvey, Gail Hawkes, Jamie Heckert, Naomi Holford, Jan Macvarish, Amber Martin, Alan McKee, Sharif Mowlabocus, Susanna Paasonen, Emma Renold, Jessica Ringrose, Ludi Valentine, Anne Frances Watson, Liesbet 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
Number of pages26
JournalPsychology and Sexuality
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2012


  • Bailey Review
  • blogging
  • sex
  • sexualisation


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