Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War - Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood (Hardback)
  • Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War - Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood (Hardback)
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Children and Sexuality: From the Greeks to the Great War - Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood (Hardback)

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Hardback 371 Pages / Published: 14/12/2007
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230525269
Number of pages: 371
Weight: 646 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Anthropologists and other social scientists researching childhood will undoubtedly find in this volume extraordinary insights on the history of child-adults relations that will greatly enrich their own thinking.' - Jocelyn Boyden, University of Oxford, UK

'Starting with a controversial piece on ancient Athens and ending with a very fine nuanced account of contemporary Thailand, this absorbing collection then makes its way through Reformation Geneva and modern England, treating a startling subject with historical care, building in its own critical responses.' - Randolph Trumbach, author of Sex and the Gender Revolution

'Children and Sexuality is a courageous and timely book. The authors, who include historians, anthropologists and psychonalysts, dare to confront one of the most difficult social problems of our time and to view it from a historical and a comparative perspective.' - Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK

'This is a book for the thoughtful person with vision that is both broad and deep. Merely take one look at the chapter headings and you will not be able to put it down.' - John T. Truman, Columbia University, USA

'Children and Sexuality is a bracing reminder that the young were eroticized long before paedophiles discovered the Internet. A haunting, meticulous and provocative book that places the modern anxiety about lost innocence in historical context and raises thorny questions about adult-child relations in every era.' - Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed and Under Pressure: How The Epidemic of Hyper-Parenting is Endangering Childhood

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