Children and Sexuality: The Greeks to the Great War by G. Rousseau

By G. Rousseau

Young children and Sexuality discusses the old dating among youngsters and sexuality, and the altering perspectives of child-adult kin within the sexual area, in a chain of case experiences extending from the Greeks to the good struggle. Chapters offer hugely unique interpretations of those circumstances that problem the acquired perspectives of kids and sexuality, in addition to conventional disciplinary conventions. whereas the publication is firmly grounded in historical past and literature, biography and social customized, it additionally engages with present debates in literary and cultural background; in addition to the hot background and anthropology of formative years

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To some they appear to exist at the antipodes. Yet the truth is even more complicated than this – truths with which the recent media are uncomfortable because they prefer monolithic simple truths: those that distort reality. The fact is that technology heavily mediates between children and adults – here the editor speaks – in the sexual realm; and not merely current technology but technology throughout modern history. If we can control our runaway technology, including the uses to which it is being put so far as children are concerned, we may be able to lower the temperature of the current malaise.

Black, 1973) published in the same year. For some of the erotic cults feeding into their approach see James R. Kincaid, Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture (New York; London: Routledge, 1992). 13. Germaine Greer, The Boy (London: Thames & Hudson, 2003). 32 Introduction 14. Ovenden (n. 12), n. , photograph entitled ‘The Budding Grove’. 15. Ovenden once thought the girls were ‘the Papin sisters’, French servants who rebelled in 1933 against their mistress and then brutally murdered her in a notorious murder case that rocked French memory; see Rachel Edwards and Keith Reader, The Papin Sisters (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Robert Melville, Erotic Art of the West (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973). 21. See Wilhelm von Gloeden and John S. Barrington, The Boys of Taormina and the Baron Von Gloeden (n. , 1974), and Wilhelm von Gloeden, L’arte di Gloeden (Palermo: Poligraf, 1979). 22. Graham Ovenden and Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll, Masters of Photography Series (London: Macdonald, 1984). 23. See Melville’s chapter, ‘Aspects of Lolita’, in Nicholas Usherwood (n. 18), pp. 65–77. 24. Robert Melville, ‘An Osmotic Approach to the Photographs’, in Nicholas Usherwood (n.

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