Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Honkatukia, Päivi
Organisation Tammerfors universitet
Projektets titel Contested Consent: Social and Digital Borders and Orders of Intimacy in Young People’s Romantic Engagements (CoCo)
Beslutnr 324094
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
The study analyses the question of sexual consent as a youth question. The project provides a holistic and intersectionally sensitive analysis of the role of romantic and/or intimate relations in 15 to 19 year old young people’s lives and how the meanings and practices of consent support or compromise their wellbeing. It studies these issues as part of young people's everyday lives, including their social and digital contexts. This knowledge is used to nuance the prevailing ideas and assumptions regarding young people’s sexual consenting which often revolves around worry and moral panic, but in the legal context, in particular, also involves ideas of universalistic free will and autonomy. Empirically, the analysis is based on triangulation of qualitative and quantitative data sets concerning young people’s everyday realities (survey and interview data) and an analysis of societal discourses around sexual consent wich are moblised in the reform of legislation on rape in Finland.