Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War

Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War

by G. Rousseau (Editor)


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Children and Sexuality probes the hidden relations between children and sexuality in case studies from the Greeks to the Great War. The lives reconstructed here extend from Greek Alcibiades to Lewis Carroll and Baden-Powell, each recounted with scrupulous vigilance to detail and nuance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137281777
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 371
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD Reader in Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, UK
THOMAS BETTERIDGE Reader in Early Modern English Literature, Oxford Brookes University, UK
ELLEKE BOEHMER Hildred Carlile Professor in English, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
DAPHNE NASH BRIGGS Child Psychotherapist and Honorary Research Associate, the School of Archaeology, Oxford University, UK
RICHARD DELLAMORA Departments of English and Cultural Studies, Trent University, Canada
NICHOLAS S. DAVIDSON Tutor in History and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK
ELISABETH DUTTON Senior Research Fellow in Medieval English Literature, Worcester College, Oxford, UK
STEFANO EVANGELISTA Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK
LAWRENCE GASQUET Senior Lecturer, the University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III, France
MARK HARRISON Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
ALISON HENNEGAN Fellow Commoner and Director of Studies in English, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK
JOSEPHINE MCDONAGH Professor of Victorian Literature, Oxford University, UK
HEATHER MONTGOMERY Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, the Open University, UK
ALFONSO MORENO Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
WILLIAM G. NAPHY Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Aberdeen, UK
JOSEPHINE CRAWLEY QUINN Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Worcester College, Oxford, UK
GEORGE ROUSSEAU Co-Director of the Centre for the History of Childhood, the University of Oxford, UK
LINDSAY SMITH Professor of English, the University of Sussex, UK
MICHAEL VICKERS Professor of Archaeology, the University of Oxford, UK
KATHERINE D. WATSON Lecturer in the Department of History, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction; G.Rousseau PART I: THE EARLY ANCIENT AND MODERN WORLD The Ancient World: Juvenile Crime, Aggression and Abuse in Fifth-century Athens: a Case Study; M.Vickers & D.Nash Briggs Responses; J.Crawley Quinn ; A.Moreno The Medieval World: Incest between Adults and Children in the Medieval World; E.Archibald Response; E.Dutton The Renaissance World: Under-Age Sexuality in Reformation Geneva; W.G.Naphy Responses; N.S.Davidson ; T.Betteridge The Eighteenth Century: Privilege, Power and Sexual Abuse in Georgian Oxford; G.Rousseau Response; T.Hitchcock PART II: VICTORIANS AND EDWARDIANS Victorian Aesthetes: 'You have made me tear the veil from those most secret feelings': Arcadian Adolescents and Same-sex Scandals in Mid-Victorian Oxford; G.Rousseau Response; K.D.Watson Victorian Platonists: Platonic Dons, Adolescent Bodies: Benjamin Jowett, John Addington Symonds, Walter Pater; S.Evangelista Response; R.Dellamora Victorian Women: Victorian Girlhood: Eroticizing the Maternal, Maternalizing the Erotic: Same-sex Relations between Girls, c. 1880-1920; A.Hennegan Response; J.McDonagh The Victorians and Photography: The Nineteenth-Century Photographic Likeness and the Body of the Child; L.Smith Response; L.Gasquet Edwardians and Empire: At Once A-sexual and Anal: Baden-Powell and the Boy Scouts; E.Boehmer Response; M.Harrison PART III: THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL VIEW Child Sexual Abuse - an Anthropological Perspective; H.Montgomery

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