Toulalan 2013 Abuse

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Author: Sarah Toulalan

Title: Child sexual abuse in late seventeenth and eighteenth London

Subtitle: Rape, sexual assault and the denial of agency

In: Children and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914

Edited by: Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman

Place: Aldershot

Publisher: Ashgate

Year: 2013

Pages: 23-44

ISBN-13: 9781409411147 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | eISBN-13: 9781409411154 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | eISBN-13: 9781472400642 (epub) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 17th Century, 18th Century | English History | Types: Child Abuse



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Author: Sarah Toulalan, Department of History, University of ExeterAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Sarah Toulalan's chapter, for example, demonstrates how the 'denial' of agency is revealed in the case of the rape and sexual abuse of female children. Using evidence from the Old Bailey trials for the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, she shows that for the successful prosecution of a, usually male, perpetrator, it was essential to prove a lack of agency on the part of the child and that sexual relations had been violently imposed against their will. This denial of agency to sexually-assaulted children can be seen to have been frequently followed by a further silencing of children's voices through subsequent threats to harm them should they tell anybody what had been done to them.« (Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman. »Introduction.« Children and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914. Edited by Nigel Goose et al. Aldershot 2013: 12)


Added: December 7, 2013 | Last updated: December 7, 2013