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The Resource Child-loving : the erotic child and Victorian culture, James R. Kincaid

Child-loving : the erotic child and Victorian culture, James R. Kincaid

Label
Child-loving : the erotic child and Victorian culture
Title
Child-loving
Title remainder
the erotic child and Victorian culture
Statement of responsibility
James R. Kincaid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The question "What is a child?" is at the heart of the world the Victorians made. In Child-Loving, James Kincaid writes a fresh chapter in the history of the Victorian era. Dealing with one of the most intimate and troubling notions of the modern period - how the Victorians (and we, their descendants) - imagine children within the continuum of human sexuality, Kincaid's work compels us to consider just how we love the children we love." "Throughout the nineteenth century, the child developed as a symbol of purity, innocence, asexuality - the angelic child perhaps not wholly real. Yet the child could also be a figure of fantasy, obsession, suppressed desires. Think of Lewis Carroll's Alice (or, a few years later, James Barrie's Peter Pan). The image of the child as both pure and strangely erotic is part of the mythology of Victorian culture. And so, Kincaid argues, the Victorians viewed children in ways that seem to us now complex and perhaps bizarre." "But do we fare much better today? Contemporary society sees children at risk, in need of protection from pedophiles. Yet as our culture recoils from the horror of child molestation, we offer children's bodies as spectacle in the media and advertising, giving children the erotic attention we wish to deny." "Built on a decade of research into literary, medical, cultural, and legal materials, Child-Loving traces for the first time the growth of our conceptions of the body, the child, and sexuality, and the stories we tell about them."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kincaid, James R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Children in literature
  • Erotic literature, English
  • Children
  • Love in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Child-loving : the erotic child and Victorian culture, James R. Kincaid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Preliminaries. Ch. 1. Positionings: Theoretical, Cultural, Personal -- pt. II. Victorian Constructions of Children and Eros. Ch. 2. The Child. Ch. 3. The Budding Body. Ch. 4. Sex and Its Uses. Ch. 5. Child-Love -- pt. III. Figures of the Child. Ch. 6. The Gentle Child. Ch. 7. The Naughty Child. Ch. 8. The Wonder Child in Neverland -- pt. IV. Reading, Watching, Loving the Child. Ch. 9. The Pedophile Reader: Texts. Ch. 10. The Pedophile Reader: Events. Ch. 11. Our Own Child-Loving
Control code
26053138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780415905954
Lccn
92020741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1478668
Label
Child-loving : the erotic child and Victorian culture, James R. Kincaid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Preliminaries. Ch. 1. Positionings: Theoretical, Cultural, Personal -- pt. II. Victorian Constructions of Children and Eros. Ch. 2. The Child. Ch. 3. The Budding Body. Ch. 4. Sex and Its Uses. Ch. 5. Child-Love -- pt. III. Figures of the Child. Ch. 6. The Gentle Child. Ch. 7. The Naughty Child. Ch. 8. The Wonder Child in Neverland -- pt. IV. Reading, Watching, Loving the Child. Ch. 9. The Pedophile Reader: Texts. Ch. 10. The Pedophile Reader: Events. Ch. 11. Our Own Child-Loving
Control code
26053138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780415905954
Lccn
92020741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1478668

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