Male Intergenerational Intimacy : Historical, Socio-Psychological, and Legal Perspectives book cover
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Male Intergenerational Intimacy
Historical, Socio-Psychological, and Legal Perspectives

ISBN 9781315876894
Published September 13, 2013 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Book Description

This groundbreaking book presents new historical, legal, sociological, psychological, and cross-disciplinary research on male intergenerational intimacy. Experts thoroughly document and further the discussion about this area of research through historical and ethnological examples from different times and places, and aim to clarify how controversies about the subject have evolved in modern Western society. The editors of Male Intergenerational Intimacy have solicited original research and literature reviews which do not digress into emotional arguments for or against intergenerational intimacy but instead aim to establish the basics for a research-based scholarship.

The contributors address the implications of intergenerational intimacy on a variety of levels--from friendship and companionship through sexual dimensions--and further analyze personal accounts to illustrate how individuals involved in intergenerational intimacy understand themselves and how they construct their concepts of intimacy and sexual identity. Contributors also deal with intergenerational intimacy behaviors that require counseling, treatment, and psychotherapeutic interventions from a positive approach. Finally, separate chapters deal with criminology issues and penal codes as they relate to the subject area.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword: The Debate on Pedophilia

  • Man-Boy Relationships: Different Concepts for a Diversity of Phenomena
  • Pederasty Among Primitives: Institutionalized Initiation and Cultic Prostitution
  • The Thera Inscriptions--Ritual or Slander?
  • The Historic Origins Statues Concerning Sexual Activities Involving Children and Adolescents
  • Man-Boy Friendships on Trial: On the Shift in the Discourse on Boy Love in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Boys in Art. The Artist and His Model: Ferdinand and Hector Hodler. A New Approach
  • Ephebophilia and the Creation of a Spiritual Myth in the Works of Ralph-Nicholas Chubb
  • “The Main Thing Is Being Wanted”: Some Case Studies on Adult Sexual Experiences With Children
  • Boy-Lovers and Their Influence on Boys: Distorted Research and Anecdotal Observations
  • Man-Boy Lovers: Assessment, Counseling, and Psychotherapy
  • A Model for Group Counseling With Male Pedophiles
  • Tolerance at Arm’s Length: The Dutch Experience
  • Understanding Childhood Sexualities
  • Man/Boy Love and the American Gay Movement
  • The Study of Intergenerational Intimacy in North America: Beyond Politics and Pedophilia
  • Objectivity and Ideology: Criticism of Theo Sandfort’s Research on Man-Boy Sexual Relations
  • Response to Bauserman
  • Response to the Bauserman Critique

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