publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Children's Literature as Child Pornography

Nodelman, Perry;
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  • Published: 18 May 2007 Journal: ESC: English Studies in Canada, volume 29, pages 34-39 (eissn: 1913-4835, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Project Muse
Abstract
WHILE THEY BOTH CENTRALLY CONCERN CHILD CHARACTERS" children's literature and child pornography appear to have nothing to do with each other. Children's literature is writing intended for an audience of children. Child pornography, obviously, is not. That it stages activities involving children for an implied audience of adults is a main reason why child pornography is scandalous, and why we have laws circumscribing it. For a lot of adults, the idea that children might be the audience for pornography is almost as horrifying as the idea that pornography can be about children. But let me assume for a moment that the provisions of the criminal code might affect chi...
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free text keywords: Literature, business.industry, business, Humanities, Child pornography, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Homosexual marriage, film.subject, film, Criminal code, Pornography, Psychology, Certainty, Depiction, Innocence
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Children's Literature as Child Pornography

Nodelman, Perry;