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The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Steven Angelides

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226648460
eISBN:
9780226648774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sexuality is arguably the most highly cherished marker delineating the boundaries between childhood and adulthood in anglophone societies. When the boundaries between childhood innocence (or innocent ... More


The Phenomenon of Child Molestation

John Borneman

in Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes child sex abuse as both a real and phantasmatic phenomenon in the West that has become prominent in the last 40 years. It theorizes the secular ritual of rehabilitation of child ... More


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