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ERIC Number: EJ841493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
"A Visible/Invisible Binary": Visuality and Sexuality in the Discursive Figuration of the Child
Pinar, William F.
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v2 n4 p23-47 2005
Juxtaposing scholarly studies of flogging and anti-flogging treatises with a study of educational reform in eighteenth century Europe, I offer a conceptual montage in which the discursive formation of the "child" becomes splintered, disclosing, I suggest, degraded forms of desire in adult fears of caretakers' seduction of children. "Study" provided sites of sexualized rites of passage in which adult caretakers' vigilance seemed to stimulate what it was intended to prevent. Conscious of this visible/invisible binary in the discursive formation of the "child," might caretakers be less likely to perform the disavowed desire they are supposed to suppress? (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States