Puberty, Sexuality, and the Self: Girls and Boys at Adolescence  (Routledge, 1996).

Selected Articles

Martin, Karin A., Emily Bosk, and Denise Bailey. 2018. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Child Care and Preschool Expulsion.” Children and Society.
 32:2, p.87-97.

Martin, Karin A. 2014. ““Making Sense of Children’s Sexual Behavior in Childcare: An analysis of adult responses in special investigation reports.” Child Abuse & Neglect, DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.002.

Martin, Karin A. and Jennifer M. C. Torres. Forthcoming 2014. ““Where Did I Come From?‘: US Parents’ and Preschoolers’ Participation in Early Sexual Socialization.” Sex Education, 14 (2), p.174-190.

Martin, Karin A. 2012. “Can William Have a Doll Now?: The Legacy of Free to Be in Parenting Advice.” In When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made, edited by Lori Rotskoff and Laura Lovett. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Martin, Karin A. and Katherine P. Luke. 2010. Gender Differences in the ABCs of the Birds and the Bees: What Mothers Teach Young Children about Sexuality and Reproduction. Sex Roles. Volume 62, Numbers 3-4, p.151-291.

Martin, Karin A. 2009. Normalizing Heterosexuality: Mothers’ Assumptions, Talk, and Strategies with Young Children. American Sociological Review, 74(2):190-207

Martin, Karin A. 1998. Becoming a Gendered Body: Practices of Preschools. American Sociological Review, 63(4), p.494-511.