18 January 2011 Lecture

18 January 2011 Lecture - 18January2011Lecture 17:06...

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18 January 2011 Lecture 17:06 Discourses of Innocence Quote from Higgonet 1998:7 take pictures of childhood for granted Idea between managing and guiding your children (guiding is more child directed) Wider Anxieties Concern that we’re losing children’s innocence  Risky and ‘at risk’ youth (Griffin, 1993; Davies, 1999) Concern of loss of “innocence” and wider moral panics around early sexualisation/and  child abuse Discourse of internet as ‘risky’ predatory space Concerns about Children Notions about childhood innocence Sets children apart from adults Having a world where television takes away the knowledge that is normally consumed  as an adult and giving it to younger generation See children as “incontestably good, untouched and inhabiting a world separate from  the concerns of the adults” Historical Ideas about Children The word “children” is no more than 150 years old
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