9780415910033-041591003X-Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture

Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture

ISBN-13: 9780415910033
ISBN-10: 041591003X
Edition: 1
Author: Kincaid, James
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415910033
ISBN-10: 041591003X
Edition: 1
Author: Kincaid, James
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kincaid, James wrote Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture comprising 416 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 041591003X and 9780415910033. Since then Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The question ``What is a child?'' is at the heart of the world the Victorians made. Throughout the nineteenth century, there developed an image of the child as a symbol of purity, innocence, asexuality--the angelic child perhaps not wholly real. Yet at the same time, the child could be a figure of fantasy, obsession, and surpressed desires, as in the case of Lewis Carroll's Alice (or later, James Barrie's Peter Pan). This image of the child as both pure and strangely erotic is part of the mythology of Victorian culture.

Now available in paper, Child Loving traces for the first time the growth of the Victorian--and modern--conceptions of the body, the child, sexuality, and the stories we tell about them. Dealing with one of the most intimate and troubling notions of the modern period--how the Victorians (and we, their descendents) imagine children within the continuum of human sexuality--this work compels us to reconsider just how we love the children we love.

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