Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting

# Read ! Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting by James R. Kincaid ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting Kincaid explores contemporary America’s preoccupation with stories about the sexual abuse of children. Finally, Kincaid reminds us how other forms of abuse inflicted on children—neglect, abandonment, inadequate nutrition, poor education—are often overlooked in favor of the sensationalized sexual abuse coverage in the news, on daytime TV talk shows, and in the elevators and cafeterias of America each day.This bold and critically enlightened book will interest readers across a wi

Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting

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Rating : 4.87 (669 Votes)
Asin : 0822321777
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-04-02
Language : English

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Kincaid explores contemporary America’s preoccupation with stories about the sexual abuse of children. Finally, Kincaid reminds us how other forms of abuse inflicted on children—neglect, abandonment, inadequate nutrition, poor education—are often overlooked in favor of the sensationalized sexual abuse coverage in the news, on daytime TV talk shows, and in the elevators and cafeterias of America each day.This bold and critically enlightened book will interest readers across a wide range of disciplines as well as a larger general audience interested in American culture.. Evoking the cyclic elements of Gothic narrative, he thoughtfully and convincingly concludes that the only way to break this cycle is to acknowledge—and confront—not only the sensuality of children but the eroticism loaded onto them.Drawing on a number of wide-ranging and well-public

Citing examples from the tabloids, celebrity trials, and popular movies starring children, the author explains society's need for horrors such as ritual abuse, "kiddie porn," and accusations against clergy and day care workers. Kincaid suggests abandoning the Gothic model and acknowledging that erotic feelings are a normal part of life that rational adults can control. English professor Kincaid (Annoying the Victorians, Routledge, 1994) uses the model of the Gothic novel to explore the origin of this concept, showing that by employing Victorian and Freudian ideas our society has simultaneously idealized and eroticized images of children and youth. Bibel, Oakland P.L., CACopyright 1998 Reed Busin

A Customer said We have met the enemy, and he is us.. Aside from the lurid title, Mr. Kinkaid's book on the "glorification" of child sexuality is a harsh study on America's fascination with all manner of things erotic. Born in Europe, I can say with some knowledge that Americans do seem to have a bizarre need to know all the details of molestation casesalmost as if they were suffering from the same desires as the perpetrators. Mr. Kinkaid's points are well presented, although to the point of. Poorly-supported thesis While Kincaid makes a number of interesting points on the way Western culture venerates The Child (and includes some insightful historical and literary evidence), the book falls apart after the introductory chapters. Since this book was written some decades ago, the work is unfortunately outdated and fails to take a critical eye to class and race in the analysis. I wonder what this book would be if it were written within the last 5 years.. "Of Babes and Monsters" according to Amazon Customer. Kincaid takes on a droll tone throughout this book that urges us to examine our relationship to children. Kincaid wishes to get rid of the paranoia and hysteria around the threat of child molesting and provides some evidence that adults are somewhat sexually attracted to children, but loath to admit it. If we admitted the attraction and stopped treating it like a sick perversion we could live in a saner, less fearful environment. Our cult

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